A new extension of our Outdoor Discovery Center is now open: Discovery Campground! Discovery Campground is a new adventure playground for kids; a natural playscape that could blend right into a forest! Kids will develop gross motor skills and self-awareness through climbing, jumping, and balancing. There are logs to cross, stumps to hop, rocks to climb, and tunnels to explore. In Discovery Campground, there are endless opportunities for imaginative and active play. Kids develop their creativity and imagination, becoming a variety of woodland creatures, from birds to bears. Risky play challenges kids both mentally and physically and gives them confidence in their growing abilities.
Discovery Campground was designed by Learning Landscapes, a sustainable landscapes design firm specializing in creating inspiring spaces for engaged learning and play. It came to life through the donation of time, effort, and materials given by Farwest Gardens, Capital Rental, Zena Forest Products, and Advantage Precast, Inc. The hard work of our volunteers who put on our Garden Tour in May helped raise a large portion of the funds to make this playscape possible.