August 26, 2020

Webinar: Friends Groups & Nature Play Areas

Wed, Aug 26
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Nature Play Areas represent an innovative approach to connect kids to nature. There has been growing interest from communities and friends groups to install Nature Play Areas at parks and trailheads in Minnesota.

Webinar highlights:

  • Learn about what makes a Nature Play Area.
  • Hear from friends groups who have helped install a Nature Play Area in their parks.
  • Dig into the “Nature Play Area Guidance Document” created by the DNR.
  • Join a Q&A session.


Registration is FREE! This webinar is limited to the first 50 registrants.

After registering, you will receive instructions for how to connect to the webinar. You will be able to join this webinar from your computer, tablet, or phone. No app or software download required!


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We’re thrilled to partner with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on this webinar. You’ll hear directly from their staff, who will provide insight into the “Nature Play Area Guidance Document.”


Stacy Smith

DNR, Development Consultant

Stacy Smith has a Masters of Landscape Architecture degree from the U of M, with nearly 17 years of experience working in design. Ms. Smith has spent ten of those years working in the park and recreation field; having worked on county and regional park systems and with the DNR Parks and Trails Division for seven years. She has worked on the creation of the Nature Play Area Guidance Document and helped with the planning of several nature play areas. (pronouns: she/her/hers)


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