Funded by a Great Outdoors Colorado’s Inspire Grant
, the Nature Kids Discovery Zone at Alicia Sanchez International School is part of a national model to connect youth with the outdoors. The careful organization of the parks natural features begin with two picnic shelters constructed from native beetle kill pine logs. As you continue down the park's crusher fine path, two ten-foot hickory tree logs, a cluster of tree stumps, and a play creek that mimics a wetland ecosystem inhabit the space. The sustainable design approach to this new two-acre multisensory "nature-play" balances adventure and learning without compromising safety and durability.
Other partners on the project include the City of Lafayette
, Boulder Valley School District
, Throne Nature Experience
, and Nature Kids/Jovenes de Naturaleza,