When the Parks and Recreation department of the City and County of Denver, Colo., decided to focus on nature play in their parks, they turned to us at Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds to lead the way. Designed in collaboration with Russell + Mills Studio, Pasquinel's Landing Park is the first fully natural playground in Denver. The highlight of the park is its large log climber, which consists of two ash trees that were removed from a nearby development site, and a third tree donated from a local resident's yard. The climber’s logs and limbs are artfully intertwined to provide engaging opportunities for children to climb and explore. Moreover, the border surrounding the climbing area provides additional play value. Comprised of a creative jumble of boulders and logs from a creek restoration project, the border features seating areas, balancing opportunities and a small cave for children to discover.