Nature Play Spaces Elements - Loose Parts

Nature Play Spaces

Examples of Loose Parts

 container for loose parts , Constitution Gardens, Gaithersburg 

Container for loose parts , Constitution Gardens, Gaithersburg

Creative play with loose parts, Constitution Gardens, Gaithersburg  

Creative play with loose parts, Constitution Gardens, Gaithersburg

Fort Building 

Fort building, Constitution Gardens, Gaithersburg


Branches for fort building. Locust Grove, Montgomery County

Loose parts - checkout baskets 

Baskets of loose parts for playtime. Locust Grove, Montgomery County


Cubbies for nature treasures Brookside Gardens, Montgomery County


 

Movable tree cookies for a child's own path. Locust Grove, Montgomery County

 
 

Rocks can serve dual purposes. Irvine Nature Center, Baltimore County

 
 

Movable tree cookies can serve many purposes. Irvine Nature Center, Baltimore County

 
 

Loose Parts can be set up for temporary displays. Photo courtesy of Parks and People Foundation

 
A small world built in the sand from seashells, rocks & pine cones 

Seashells, rocks and pine cones become a small world in the sand.

 
 

Loose parts for art projects. Photo compliments of Krisna Becker.

 
 

Even plants can be loose parts. Photo compliments of Krisna Becker.