An exploration of the landscape we live in and learn in. As seen from the eyes of a landscape architect in Portland Oregon. This blog investigates creative playgrounds, playscapes, and natural play areas to find the most innovative and interesting examples to share.
The Oregon Natural Play Initiative (ON Play) is a statewide movement working to provide nature play opportunities in Oregon. Our members include parks and recreation providers, designers, risk specialists, equipment manufacturers and installers, maintenance providers and maybe you. We are open to anyone that is interested in helping reach mutual goals. The group goals include:
Support and promote nature play in Oregon.
Develop products that are accepted state-wide and locally by building a tool kit for natural play in Oregon.
Establish a core group each year that will commit to 12 monthly meetings and development of a mutually beneficial product.
Our next meeting on June 28th will be the start of a new year. We will review last years project and look to the project and goals for the coming year. We have finished state wide case studies and documented lessons learned. They will soon be on the ON Play website. http://oregonplay.wordpress.com/about/
If you are interested in being part of the movement this year or you would just like to hear more please join us. If you like to be kept up to date on our activities please subscribe to the website or send your contact to Michelle (email below).