Support Our Playground Fund

Woodcock Nature Center has partnered with Christopher Gray of Graywoods Design to upgrade our play structures using red cedar harvested from our grounds. This playscape is the only one of its kind in Ridgefield and Wilton. It allows children to enliven play and engage creatively with nature. 

The first phase of the new playground is complete (see above)! It incorporates a tamarack climbing platform and Woodcock’s popular rope “spider web” (salvaged from the original structure).

Trassig Playgrounds has provided pro-bono consulting which will help us to make sure the final space meets national play and safety code requirements (from ground materials to safe distances between play elements).


Special thanks to Horseshoe Farm in Ridgefield for building new fencing around the space.

Thank you to Christopher Gray for his generous pricing!

The design plan for the natural play space allows for us to add features as we fundraise:

3 Tiered Climbing Deck COMPLETE

14 Foot Wobbly Bridge   COMPLETE


Natural Cedar and Stainless Steel Slide   $1,500

Playhouse with Open Half Walls  $1,500 - PARTIALLY COMPLETE

Barefoot Sensory Path  $1,000


Musical Flowers  $900 each

Curved Balance Beam & Tree Stump Hop  COMPLETE

Sandbox Enclosed with Logs  - PARTIALLY COMPLETE

With your support all of these elements will be funded and built this year!

Please consider a generous donation to our playground fund.

Gifts $500 and over will be uniquely acknowledged in the final play space!

Tree stump hop


Wobbly bridge

Learn more about Graywoods Design and their building philosophy here.

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Woodcock Nature Center

56 Deer Run Road, Wilton, CT 06897

P (203) 762-7280

F (203) 834-0062

Our mission is to connect people to the habitats, plants and animals of Southwestern CT through programs that build awareness, nurture understanding, and advance conservation. 

© Woodcock Nature Center 2019