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Denver Shifting Toward Natural Playgrounds

Denver Shifting Toward Natural Playgrounds
Those old playgrounds in some Denver parks might look a lot different in the coming years when they are replaced as the Parks and Recreation department is focusing on nature play options in its parks moving forward.

Natural playgrounds, made of recycled trees and boulders, have become a popular option over traditional playgrounds with slides, monkey bars and swings, and Denver Parks and Recreation has multiple natural playground projects planned.

“Studies show that when kids go to a traditional playground, they get bored quickly, whereas with nature play done well, kids stay longer and come back more frequently,” said Gordon Robertson, director of park planning for Denver Parks and Recreation.
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  1. About time. I played on playgrounds like this growing up in Holland, in the 1970’s! Even back then, they were standard in Dutch parks.

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