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Oregon Natural Play Initiative: A Statewide Effort for Children Playing Naturally

September 14, 2011

Natural Play Areas are outdoor spaces designated for play that are made of natural components such as plants, logs, water, sand, mud, boulders, hills and trees. These components represent the larger wild environment in a way that feels safe and manageable to young visitors and their parents while inviting imaginative and explorative play.

Keep up to date with the Oregon Natural Play Initiative (ONPI) via this website! You’ll find information on how to make a natural play area, upcoming new play areas, grants, news and events and more. Subscribe to this blog in the sidebar at right to get updated when we add more information to this site!