Washougal Waterfront Nature Play Area

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GreenWorks was hired by The Port of Camas-Washougal to design a new nature play area adjacent to the Columbia River. The play area will be a highlight along a mile-long trail that begins at Washougal Waterfront Park and meanders along the shoreline of the Columbia River. The design for the playground will encompasses a broad spectrum of play experiences for children of all ages and abilities using natural materials to encourage physical, social, and exploratory play. The focal point of the play area will be a large erratic boulder nicknamed “Erric the Erratic” which is a remnant boulder from the Ice Age Floods. Other components will include an embankment slide, musical instruments, log climbers, and a discovery trail that winds through the forest. The Conceptual Design Alternatives were recently prepared and presented to the Port with final concept completed in January of 2017.