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.

Join us for our Free September Playdate with Live Kid's Music

Saturday, September 20th
10:30AM - 2PM

PlayDates at the PlayGarden are always fun, but September's PlayDate will have you rockin' in the new school year! Join other families from the neighborhood for fun on-site activities throughout the PlayGarden Park.

Special Live Music Performance 11AM - Noon.

Musicians GreenhornBluehorn, Werebearcat, Monica Schley and Levi Fuller will be performing songs from their newly released Kid's CD - Ball of Wax's Songs About Animals.

This CD of original songs features kids' favorites such as Recess Monkey, The Whizpops!, and Eli Rosenblatt, along with many other local musicians gamely delving into the world of music for children for the first time. An illustrated book accompanies the CD and both will be available for purchase on September 20th!

Harvest Festival

October Harvest Festival!

Saturday, October 4th
from 11AM - 3PM

Pumpkin patch, scarecrow building, Washington apples and fresh apple cider! Find a pumpkin, plant a pumpkin, take a pumpkin home!

Live music and special entertainment!

This is a FREE program for children with special needs and their friends and family. Donations will be accepted.

Art with Ms. Arni

8 week session beginning

Sept. 25th
Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm

Ages 5-12

Suggested Donation of $25-100

Register for Art with Ms Arni

Trimpin Trimpin chickens circletime lunchtime gardening having fun counselor and camper for sale playing with bunnies water play bunnies chickens Trimpin Trimpin

PlayGarden Preschool

Discover the magic of the PlayGarden!

Surrounded by fabulous teachers, 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, preschoolers 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. Spots are available for children with special needs!

PlayGarden Preschool (ages 2 1/2 - 5)

At the PlayGarden Preschool we play outside, celebrate the seasons, make friends, grow our own food, include everyone, and have lots of fun! 

The PlayGarden preschool curriculum is based on the Council for Environmental Education's curriculum, Growing Up WILD, an early childhood education program that builds on children's sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, Growing Up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about nature and lifelong social and academic skills.

This curriculum is correlated with both Head Start Domains and The National Association for the Education of Young Children's accreditation criteria.

Monday through Friday with the option of enrolling 1-5 days per week.

Sept. 10th through June 5th    

9am - 1pm

Fee: see Preschool Application link below.

For more information about Preschool Enrollment, email


Preschool Application

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

Join us for

Choir on

10 week session
Start Date: September 10th


Register today

4pm for ages 4-6

5pm for ages 7-12