About the Project

Project Mission

Children’s Nature Playscape will foster the cultural, emotional, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual development of children and families by creating and sustaining a nature playscape in the heart of Kalamazoo.

Project Goals


Create a socially and environmentally responsible area in downtown Kalamazoo designed for the enrichment of youth in the community.


Promote equitable access to nature by intentionally interrupting social, economic, and institutional disparities in access to nature.


Empower the community to understand play in nature as a way of strengthening family bonds and improving overall health.


Foster awareness, acknowledgement, and respect of the traditional stewards of the Kalamazoo Match-E-Be-She-Wish Band of Potawatomi.

Partners of the project

Children’s Nature Playscape partners with the following organizations. Please contact us if your organization is interested in the playscape.

First Congregational Church Logo
Kalamazoo Nature Center Logo