A Dry river bed instead of a traditional sand pit. Large and smaller river rock lining a sand river with tree stumps, ferns and toys. This is a home daycare that has a lot of natural play elements in their backyard play environment.
Looks like someone else has also had the idea to create "Lincoln planks" for the kids to build with. A permanent installation like this could also work well in the right setting, doubling as outdoor seating as well as a balance course
The embankment slide is safer than tower slides with ladders. Scattered boulders, random dirt steps, rough terrain, and varied plantings add to the rich textures and varied experiences on Natural Playgrounds.