Updated: Jul 2, 2018
Adventure Playgrounds are unique parks where kids feel free and are encouraged to play, create, get dirty, and to get to know themselves!! I only know of a few in all of California, so please share with us if you know of any others!
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5 PM
Saturday and Sunday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
160 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710
The Adventure Playground is FREE to the general public.
Children under 7 years must be accompanied by a supervising adult at all times.
It is currently open to the public on Wednesdays and Fridays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.
28710 Madison St, Val Verde, CA 91384
(sold out this year but keep an eye out for next summer)
4579 Casa Loma Ave, Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Come join this fun-filled exciting and unique summer adventure where campers will play, imagine, and creatively build all while learning new skills, developing teamwork, building self-confidence and having fun! Whether campers are building forts, hammering, sawing, painting, treasure hunting, deciphering clues, completing challenges, playing games, earning AP money, or swimming in the mud pit, the adventure will never stop!
Adventure Playground Master Plan Public Workshops https://www.yorbalindaca.gov/687/Adventure-Playground-Master-Plan
Join us and help shape the future of Yorba Linda’s iconic Adventure Playground. Adventure Playground has offered summer camp opportunities to children for the past 35 years and this one of a kind facility is aging.
The City is seeking input from residents on future site improvements and new program opportunities. Please mark your calendars and join us at these upcoming public workshops and help us shape the future of the program and share your vision.
All ages are welcome to participate in this exciting process of developing the Master Plan.
Thursday, June 7, 2018 @ 6:30 PM (Thomas Lasorda Jr. Field House)
Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 6:30 PM (Thomas Lasorda Jr. Field House)
Thursday, September 20, 2018 @ 6:30 PM (Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting-City Hall)
Summer 2018 will be open June 18 - August 17, 2018.
In Central Park near the Central Library at 7111 Talbert Avenue, Youth Shelter, and Amphitheater.
Enter from the Central Library parking lot.
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (daily)
1 Beech Tree Lane, Irvine, CA 92612
The Adventure Playground is a drop-in facility and available for everyone to enjoy. Explore Adventure Playground's many amenities, including:
Climbing poles and stumps
Kids fort zone
Meadows and natural play areas
In the Morley Field area of Balboa Park (2221 Morley Field Dr, San Diego, CA 92104), directly south of the Balboa Park Tennis Club and about ½ mile east of the San Diego Zoo.
This play area was designed with nature in mind. It’s a place where kids can explore, build and play in a safe, natural environment. The space features a fort-building area with natural building materials such as branches, reeds, pine cones and tree cookies (1” thick log rounds), along with a large log and boulder climbing area. Being adjacent to Florida Canyon hiking trails, it is the perfect starting point for a day of nature exploration.
If you want to read more about Adventure Playgrounds and the Playworks movement there is some great info in this article.
While we are taking about Adventure Playgrounds, it reminds me of the upcoming
Need more fun ideas for experiencing mud check out:
World Forum Foundation:
KODO Inspiring Exploration:
Woodland Trust Nature Detectives:
Growing A Jeweled Rose:
Little Bins for Little Hands:
Places to visit and events happening where you can get dirty:
Mud Factor Kidz Locations and dates vary: http://www.mudfactor.com/mfkidz
Kids Obstacle Challenge: https://www.kidsobstaclechallenge.com
Squaw Valley Kids Adventure Games:
JUNE 22 - 24, 2018
Kidspace Arroyo Adventure:
Rancho Los Cerritos Mud Mania: A Celebration of Adobe
4600 Virginia Road
Long Beach, CA 90807
July 8 @ 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Irvine Lake Mud Run:
June 16, 2018 http://irvinelakemudrun.com
Nature Play Mud Day
SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM