NATURE PLAY, DISCOVERY & LEARNING
Ottawa Montessori School Playground, Ontario, Canada
The elementary school ground at the Ottawa Montessorri School includes numerous natural play opportunities for all seasons. There are tabbogan hills for play in the winter, "gates" that stick out above the snow pack to lead the way to the top of the hills.
Winter is also the time to play ice hockey on a large open play field. Summer provides play with water and mud as well as simultaneous imaginairy play and climbing opportunities in a uniquely designed wig-wam village. This village makes reference to the local Ottawa tribe.
The village is located in a grove of aspen, these trees were traditionally used by the tribe for creating wig-wam covers and for medicinal purposes.(Dock design is by Jeff Kaster)
LandCurrent has been working with Grace-Kells Consultant Inc.
for the Natural Playgrounds at the Ottawa Montessori school in Ontario.
Working with Peter Kells has been an absolute joy, not only is Peter very knowledgeable on playground safety standards he also has been a tremendous resource connecting us
with other professionals in the area. We have also been impressed by his knowledege of playground designers and manufactures in North America.