This guide is aimed at those responsible for developing, delivering and maintaining innovative natural play spaces within parks and similar spaces.
It supports those who want to introduce nature play into their play spaces, and does it according to the design principles outlined in Design for Play: A guide to creating successful play spaces.
The guide also highlights the need for commissioners and designers to consider the management and maintenance implications at the start and throughout the development of a new play space. It helps identify procedures for the ongoing maintenance of these play areas, ensuring that consideration is given to ongoing revenue funding for maintenance, repairs or replacement.
Overall, the guide is ideal for all those involved in providing and managing play provision, especially unstaffed public play areas. In particular it is suitable for local authorities, housing associations, designers, and maintenance staff.
Nature play: Maintenance guide [954KB PDF]