Natural Playgrounds For Schools

Natural Playgrounds For Schools


We work closely with Schools to design and build natural play structures that enhance their core offering to students.


Natural Playground Benefits

Natural playgrounds cost the same or less than traditional playgrounds to purchase, install, and maintain

Catastrophic injuries are lower on natural features compared to plastic post and platform playgrounds

‘Time in Nature’ is now a key health indicator on the Active Healthy Kids Canada report card

Vandalism, aggressive behaviour, and bullying rates are all reduced in direct proportion to the amount of tree canopy and contact with nature in a play space. The more contact, the greater the benefit.

Exposure to natural environments improves children’s cognitive development by improving their awareness, reasoning and observational skills


Bienenstock Natural Playground Services

There are a variety of ways to work with our interdisciplinary team at Bienenstock. We thoroughly believe that no two sites are the same; therefore no two solutions will be identical. Whether you are just beginning the process or are well on your way, our team offers a range of services to meet your needs and timeline.

Conceptual Design

This is the first phase of envisioning your space and the most critical in terms of generating support and building advocacy. Through a tailored series of visits and design meetings, the focus of conceptual design is to get your vision on paper.

Technical Drawings

Once your conceptual vision has been established and you are ready to move towards implementation, we begin producing technical drawings and construction documents. This is a precise set of drawings that show how to build your new natural playground.

Design & Build

The most comprehensive approach we offer is our unique “design/build” approach. This includes conceptual design, technical drawings, and the installation of the playground. This option is often best suited for projects that have fixed timelines and/or budgets.

In addition to our standard design services listed above, we have extensive experience operating in additional capacities including Prime Consultants, Sub-Consultants, and Construction Administration & Oversight

Bienenstock team is here to support you every step of the way. Our comprehensive experience in design, training, advocacy and construction will and help bring your dream playground to reality.

School Portfolio

Click below to learn more about some of our most recent School Natural Playgrounds that are transforming the way children play


The Bishop Strachan School Rooftop

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Ridley College

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Kingsway College

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