Using imagination at Adventure Playground

Youth encouraged to get hands dirty

Red Deer’s first Adventure Playground will be held on June 30 to encourage youth to use their imagination and build a world of their own making.

Youth HQ is partnering with Kerry Wood Nature Centre and members of the community to host the public event that will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Nova Chemicals Imagination Grove at the nature centre.

Modeled after similar projects in Calgary and around the world, Adventure Playgrounds are spaces where youth are encouraged to get dirty, use manual tools and foster imaginative play with items at hand.

Red Deer companies have donated recycled materials including cardboard, recycled plastics, wood, tools, and renovation supplies for kids to use.

Youth HQ and Kerry Wood Nature Centre staff and volunteers will be on hand to supervise and engage with youth throughout the day.

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