Nature-based Playgrounds

Miami-Dade Parks’ nationally recognized, award-winning, nature-based playgrounds are grounded in evidence which shows that connecting children to nature through play increases play value, encourages higher levels of physical activity, and improves environmental sustainability. By providing nature-oriented spaces designed for climbing, audial engagement, building, searching, creating, imagining, socializing, and creatively immersing children to explore peripheral trails that connect to diverse natural habitats, these playgrounds are fostering the conservation and stewardship leaders of tomorrow. This nature-based playground design offers unlimited opportunities for learning and discovery while fostering a life-long love of nature and the environment, through parks.
 
Nature-based playgrounds in the Miami-Dade Parks system include: