Nature play, obviously, requires nature. Real, raw, unvarnished nature with logs, rocks, water, dirt, and living plants.
Materials for a nature play area should be as pure as possible, and should ideally be obtained from local sources. Common multipurpose materials include logs, boulders, soils, and plant material (both living and nonliving). From this simple palette, a myriad of design features can emerge.
The definitive resource for planning strategies that support the incorporation of nature play and natural learning spaces into built environments, such as parks, schools, health-care facilities, and science and cultural centers.