What is the plan for building the playscape?

Where is the playscape being built?

The playscape is being built across the street from Bronson Park in downtown Kalamazoo!

The 17,000 square foot lot is located at the corner of Academy and Church street. Free and open for the general public, Children's Nature Playscape is within walking distance from the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail, Kalamazoo Public Library, and the Kalamazoo Mall. The addition of the playscape will turn downtown Kalamazoo into not only a destination for dining and shopping, but rather, a play space and educational zone for the younger members of our community.

What is the playscape design?

Inspiration: Nature playscape located in Holland, MI.

A landscape design firm has been hired to create the playscape, community surveys are being conducted, and design elements chosen by YOU! Our most recent survey was hosted by First Congregational Church. A questionnaire composed of pictures paired with design elements included options for:

Gates Playground A secret garden Pergola Sculpture

Loose Meadow Open Space Stone Splash Area Edible Growth

Creekbed Land Bridge Fort Shade Archway

Fencing Entrances Seating Restroom Paths Safety

The playscape will contain natural elements including logs, rocks, sand, and water. We are creating not only a playscape, we are creating a home for a variety of native plants, insect communities and trees. Invest in community by donating to Children's Nature Playscape here and Learn more about nature playscape here.