Kid’s Backyard Playgrounds

Kid’s backyard playgrounds do not have to be painted in loud colors or disruptive to the landscape. I think designing play areas that blend in with the geography of the space create the best backdrop for a child to use their imagination. I know as a child we could create any fantasy our hearts desired and it was all made up in our mind using whatever tree, playroom or water hole we had at our disposal. Who ever decided that loud colors and crazy spinning things worked better than a kid’s own imagination.

Kid’s Backyard Playgrounds

Look how these tree stumps create the most beautiful jumping fun. As a kid, you just want your own space to act as your stage to create the pretend fantasy for that day.

I think if we design play areas for children that are more organic in nature, they will learn to appreciate the pure beauty nature has to offer. I love how this play space is created to look like trees and natural stone. Growing up in the 70’s my brother and I would seek out the biggest banyan tree we could find and with all it’s twist and turns we could play for hours upon hours.

This tree fort blends nicely amongst the oak trees and allows kids to travel safely from tree to tree.

Creating a Playscape

It is super easy to create a playscape area. You do not need a lot of room and this becomes a place to learn about all kinds of nature. Your kids will love this whether they are studying insect or growing herbs, it is their little outdoor lab. Making a designated playscape works well for kids, it gives them a sense of their area and learning seems more like playing. This is also a great area for parents to interact with their children while teaching them all at the same time.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.