Children's Nature Playscape
Just Around the Corner: A Space to Breathe and a Space to Play
Children's Nature Playscape site (pre-development)
The Children's Nature Playscape on Bronson Park is a project dedicated to turning a reclaimed green space downtown into a nature park for the children of Kalamazoo, MI. Children’s Nature Playscape will foster the cultural, emotional, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual development of children and families. The project team is striving to open the playscape Spring '22.
Create a socially and environmentally responsible area in downtown Kalamazoo designed for the enrichment of youth in the community.
Empower the community to understand play in nature as a way of strengthening family bonds and improving overall health.
Promote equitable access to nature by intentionally interrupting disparities in access to nature.
Foster awareness, acknowledgement, and respect of the traditional stewards of the Kalamazoo Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Potawatomi.
Oct 31 FALL FESTIVAL at the Children's Nature Playscape!
Join us from 11:15-12:30 for games, nature-inspired programming, crafts, candy, donuts, coffee & cocao at 345 West Michigan Avenue/302 Academy Street. Hosted by CNP on Bronson Park and First Congregational Church. The fun will be facilitated with help from Kalamazoo Nature Center, KC3 Electric Automobiles, Asylum Lake Preserve and Gail Walter Bird Collision Project. All are welcome!
The Community Art Project has Bloomed!
Our new art has moved in! Thank you to the adults and children at the YWCA, El Concilio, Montessori School (Kalamazoo) and KCCCD for their artistic contribution. Their work will be displayed onsite at 302 Academy Street! Stop by and visit our current green space for ideas of what is to come through the imaginations of our Kalamazoo kids!
Children’s Nature Playscape Awarded Grants from Rotary Karl Sandelin Grant
Community Art Project 2021
Over the next few months, our community engagement committee will be facilitating the creation of collective art pieces painted by the children of Kalamazoo. Once installed, these art pieces will welcome passersby to the world of imagination and expectation and help us herald in new beginnings on-site. We welcome you to join us!
For more information please email: email@example.com
Update: Community Input Session | May 24, 2021
During our community input session OCBA Landscape Architects successfully collected survey results that will guide the playscape's final elements and features. As we continue to be creative and make decisions based upon feedback received, we welcome your input, generosity, and encouragement in the days ahead.
Reach out and share your ideas and queries on our Facebook page: https://fb.me/e/2rbFgAVD9
Earth Day Celebration 2021
Check out our video for Kalamazoo Earth Day to learn more about the Children's Nature Playscape coming to downtown Kalamazoo!