Sandy Creek Nature Center, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

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Sandy Creek Nature Center's 


The Nature Playscape

The next big thing at Athens’ Sandy Creek Nature Center is a major addition that will provide children an outdoor natural area for play and environmental discovery.  

With features such as trails, boulders, special plantings, a small pond and natural boundaries, the area will allow children to engage in creative play, inventing their own games, developing physical strength and learning to interact with other youngsters.

The benefits of spending time outdoors, for both children and adults, are well documented and our goal is to provide a place where children can connect to the outdoors and improve their physical and mental health through unstructured nature play.

The Nature Playscape will adhere to modern principles of children’s outdoor recreation that emphasize creative play designed to develop balance, coordination and cooperative problem-solving skills.  The space will include art and music connections and a seating area for adults including shaded spots for strollers. Enclosed by natural boundaries, the area will be accessible to nearby restrooms and water fountains and the adjacent ADA boardwalk for mobility-impaired visitors.

The new area will replace a small garden behind the nature center’s main Education & Visitor Center.   Work is expected to begin later this year.  The project is expected to cost about $176,000.

Please donate generously to this worthwhile project!

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Sandy Creek Nature Center, Inc.

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ATHENS, GA 30607



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