Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds worked in a collaborative environment with a “super team” of landscape architects, designers and engineers to facilitate an innovative authentic nature experience that transverses individual engagement zones representing the continuum of biomes present in Colorado.
The nature trail that connects each zone transverses a meandering naturalized creek, created solely for the project and complete with natural filtering and recirculation. The engagement zones include components, or families of components that emulate the terrain of each biome being represented and run the gamut with regards to full sensory engagement. Log Mash climbers, sideways trees, wacky posts and boulder trails are available for gross motor stimulation while sand and water are sure to stimulate the quiet, contemplative and creative proclivities of children on-site. Our Giraffe Swings o er a vestibular engagement opportunity and ensure that play of every type is available.
The project in its entirety marks an innovative approach to tying ecological identity together with play and offers children (and parents alike) the opportunity to learn and engage with their environment at a meaningful level.