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Natural Playgrounds

About Our Natural Playgrounds

Much has been written about the benefits for children of unstructured, freeform, outdoor play. A natural playground by Asheville Playgrounds uses real logs and branches as structural elements. Our natural playgrounds include embankment slides, tall lookout towers with roofs, and nets with climbers. We often collaborate with landscape architects to create unique and safe designs that combine elements of nature with more conventional playground play pieces. Is your site hilly? No problem. We can actually integrate that into your new playground and turn that difficult land into something fun!

Types of Natural Materials We Use

At Asheville Playgrounds we look to work with nature, not against it. With that being said we often use naturally rot resistant locust logs for our posts, supports and handrails. With these locust logs we can create swing sets, monkey bar sets, balance beams, teeter totters, climbing gyms, log climbers and more! For our natural playgrounds we can also use rhododendron and mountain laurel to build beautiful and rustic picketing for handrails, as well as other elegant touches. Often we use western red cedar to create roofs and sidewalls for play forts. As you may know, cedar is also rot and mold resistant and makes an excellent building material.

Consider our gallery as a starting point. Something to get your mind going in new directions. Then contact us and let’s work together to make something new!

Natural Playgrounds Photo Gallery

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