The Natural Playground, completed in 2013, is a great place for kids to get out and be active in nature! With a variety of elements, there are plenty of options and opportunities or kids to learn and play.
This one-acre playground was designed especially for Trailhead Park. Here you’ll find a spacious play area with buried fossils, a hand water pump and sluice, stone tunnels and caves, pedestal pipes to play, a slide, willow tunnel, and more! You’ll also find wrap-around tree benches and a stump circle with a fire ring. It’s the perfect place to play!
As of the fall of 2017, we’ve added a raised platform accessed by a swinging bridge and exited by a fireman’s pole and a rope. It takes you up in the canopy without building into a tree. The view of the pond is tremendous! Adjacent to it is a 180 foot zipline! The zip line is a great “starter” zipline for children and less experienced or less adventuresome adults. It was constructed in 2017 by our core team of volunteer builders, Roger Meyer and Pat McAndrews. The zipline is free and is available for use whenever the Nature Center is open (9:30 – 4:00 Thursday through Sunday). We ask the zipline close a half hour before we do (3:30 vs. 4:00) since history has shown there is usually a lag in halting the fun and returning the trolley assembly to the Nature Center.