Therapy is happening
and children don't even realize it.

Pulling wagons full of soil strengthens muscles, tending a garden enhances coordination, and climbing a mound improves balance. Setting up a farmstand strengthens social and language skills. All outdoors, typical kids play together with children with challenges. Friendship and independence is fostered and understanding and empathy are a natural byproduct. Staff are on hand to assist parents and children so that everyone can participate. Therapy is happening, and children don't even realize it.




FREE Summer
Playdates are back!

From 10:30am - 2pm, on select Fridays during the summer, enjoy FUN on-site activities with other families from the neighborhood!

*Adult caregivers must accompany
their children.

Playdates Schedule:

June 27th - 10:30am - 2pm
July 18th - 10:30am - 2pm
July 25th- 10:30am - 2pm
August 1st- 10:30am - 2pm
August 22nd- 10:30am - 2pm
August 29th - 10:30am - 2pm




PlayGarden Preschool

The PlayGarden preschool curriculum is based on the Council for Environmental Education's curriculum, Growing Up WILD. This curriculum is correlated with both Head Start Domains and The National Association for the Education of Young Children's accreditation criteria.

Preschool 2014-2015: (ages 2 1/2 - 5)

Monday through Friday with the option of enrolling 1-5 days per week.
Sept. 10th through June 5th    
9am - 1pm

Spots are available for children with special needs!


Fee: see Preschool Application link below.

At the PlayGarden Preschool we play outside, celebrate the seasons, make friends, grow our own food, include everyone, and have lots of fun! For more information about Preschool Enrollment, email Kim at info@childrensplaygarden.org.

Preschool Application

The Children's PlayGarden Choir - Music for the Joy of It - Choir Director - Rochelle House Choir Director Rochelle House

Stay tuned for fall
2014 registration information!

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2014 Summer Programs

Discover the magic of the PlayGarden this summer!

Surrounded by FUN Camp Counselors (1 counselor for every 3 campers), your child will discover a world of magic at the PlayGarden! Who knows, while foraging our gardens, summiting "Mt. Jordan", inhabiting the tree fort, or traversing the Wild Zone, campers just might stumble upon our NEW permanent fairy houses installed throughout the park. AND they'll find that our bunnies, chickens and geese are as enchanting as ever!

At the PlayGarden we offer developmentally appropriate nature-based programs for kids of ALL abilities and ages (ages 1 - 18). Weekly Summer Camp Sessions happening June 23rd - August 29th. On-line registration open February 14th! *Scholarship spots available in each camp. To inquire about scholarship opportunities, contact Kim at (206) 325-5576 or email info@childrensplaygarden.org.

Little SproutsParent & Child Playgroup Session 1  (18 mo. - 3 1/2 yrs)

Every Friday, from July 11th through August 1st.     9 - 10:30am    Fee: $90

Play alongside your young child and discover together the wonders of the PlayGarden! Hands-on outdoor play, cooking, art, song, and story times led by early childhood development specialists. Register Today!

Little SproutsParent & Child Playgroup Session 2  (18 mo. - 3 1/2 yrs)Sorry, this camp is full

Every Friday, from August 8th through August 29th     9 - 10:30am    Fee: $90

Play alongside your young child and discover together the wonders of the PlayGarden! Hands-on outdoor play, cooking, art, song, and story times led by early childhood development specialists.

Register Today!

Huckleberries CampSession 1  (ages 3 1/2 - 7 years) Sorry, this camp is full

Monday, June 23rd - Thursday, June 26th     9:30 - 1:30pm    Fee: $250

Your child will have "berry" much fun investigating the garden in our Huckleberries camp. Digging, watering, climbing, crafting--and of course, eating our fresh harvest!

Register Today!

Huckleberries Camp Session 2  (ages 3 1/2 - 7) Sorry, this camp is full

Monday, Aug. 18th - Thursday, Aug. 21st     9:30 am - 1:30 pm    Fee: $250

Your child will have "berry" much fun investigating the garden in our Huckleberries camp. Digging, watering, climbing, crafting--and of course, eating our fresh harvest!

Register Today!

Garden Explorers CampSession 1  (ages 4-12)Sorry, this camp is full

Monday, July 7th - Thursday, July 10th     9:30 am - 1:30 pm    Fee: $250

The PlayGarden is every child's terrain! Summiting, Traversing, Planting and Harvesting. Your child will explore the Garden and unearth the magic under every rock, stump, plant and shrub.

Register Today!

Garden Explorers CampSession 2  (ages 4-12)Sorry, this camp is full

Monday, July 14th - Thursday, July 17th     9:30 am - 1:30 pm    Fee: $250

The PlayGarden is every child's terrain! Summiting, Traversing, Planting and Harvesting. Your child will explore the Garden and unearth the magic under every rock, stump, plant and shrub.

Register Today!

Garden Explorers CampSession 3  (ages 4-12)Sorry, this camp is full

Monday, July 21st - Thursday, July 24th     9:30 am - 1:30 pm    Fee: $250

The PlayGarden is every child's terrain! Summiting, Traversing, Planting and Harvesting. Your child will explore the Garden and unearth the magic under every rock, stump, plant and shrub.

Register Today!

Garden Explorers CampSession 4  (ages 4-12)Sorry, this camp is full

Monday, July 28th - Thursday, August 1st     9:30 am - 1:30 pm    Fee: $250

The PlayGarden is every child's terrain! Summiting, Traversing, Planting and Harvesting. Your child will explore the Garden and unearth the magic under every rock, stump, plant and shrub.

Register Today!

Garden Explorers CampSession 5  (ages 4-12)Sorry, this camp is full

Monday, Aug. 4th - Thursday, Aug. 7th    9:30 am - 1:30 pm    Fee: $250

The PlayGarden is every child's terrain! Summiting, Traversing, Planting and Harvesting. Your child will explore the Garden and unearth the magic under every rock, stump, plant and shrub.

Register Today!

Garden Explorers CampSession 6  (ages 4-12)Sorry, this camp is full

Monday, Aug. 25th - Thursday, Aug. 28th     9:30 am - 1:30 pm    Fee: $250

The PlayGarden is every child's terrain! Summiting, Traversing, Planting and Harvesting. Your child will explore the Garden and unearth the magic under every rock, stump, plant and shrub.

Register Today!

The Green Thumbs Teen Camp(ages 12-18)

Monday, Aug. 11th - Thursday, Aug. 14th     10 am - 2 pm    Fee: $250

Teens will discover their inner Master Gardener in this camp combining gardening, gathering, and growing. They'll dig in, play music, have fun with improvisational theater, and just hang out! Because that's what teens do best.

Register today!