Providence Montessori Playground

Io’s design for this new Montessori playground in South Ogden is based on the school’s philosophy of child-initiated learning through play, providing an interesting combination of elements and spaces that encourage creative interaction among children and with the built and natural environment. The playground features a central social plaza space with an informal amphitheater, a walking/bike path with a grassy field, a sports court, and hillside playground with natural climbing features and slides. The playground also includes a bioswale/rain garden with native and pollinator-friendly plants, vegetable garden plots, and small water play feature.