Thank You For Helping Us Change The Way Children Play!
Over 100 individuals, families, and businesses contributed to making the Sunshine Playscape possible. A special thank you goes out to the Chicago Park District for their enduring support. Thank you all for making the Playscape a reality!
The Sunshine Playscape offers a unique play experience that blends the best of traditional playground equipment with nature-play elements. The Playscape is designed to inspire curiosity and connection with the natural world and features native trees and plants found throughout the North Pond Nature Sanctuary. Medical research has found that regular exposure to outdoor nature settings can reduce ADHD symptoms, increase standardized test scores, improve critical thinking, and reduce stress, anxiety and depression. It’s not bad for parents and grandparents either!
The Sunshine opened to the public on Saturday, September 21 as a part of our annual Walk the Pond Family Party. Over 300 persons joined in the celebration. Be sure to visit Chicago’s newest playground soon!