The Grand Opening of the Nature PlayScape at Wesselman Woods is this Saturday! It will be a full day of play! (And dress to get dirty!)


After 4 years of planning, fundraising, and building, we are so excited to welcome you to the largest Nature PlayScape in the country. What is a Nature PlayScape? A PlayScape is a play environment intentionally designed to engage in and with
nature. Its purpose is to develop children's love of nature through unstructured play in the outdoors.

In addition to being one of the first to play in our Nature PlayScape, we have a full schedule of fun events:

At the Pond Stage:
10:00 am- Evie Sue The Litter Dog
11:00 am— Kristi Valiant - Book Reading
12:00 pm – Heather Jones Music - Live performance
2:00 pm - Family Yoga

At the Nature Center:
Barnes & Noble Book Fair with proceeds to benefit Wesselman Woods
Animal Encounters with our Wildlife Educators - 10:30, 11:30, 12:30
1:30 - Story Time
Plus more!

In the PlayScape:
12:30 pm - Storytelling with Susan Fowler
Box Turtle Encounters
Benefits of Unstructured Nature Play Talks

Activities On the Hill:
Ribbon Wands
Bubble Play
Hula Hoops
plus lots more activities.

Food Trucks & Vendors:
Lollys Pops - featuring a special edition "PlayScape Pop"
River City Dawgs
White Swan Coffee Lab
Kona Ice of Evansville
Sunshine Juice Co.

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