Nature is timeless and universal; nature is unpredictable and has a glorious untidiness that contrasts with life inside; nature is bountiful there are shapes and sizes; colors and textures; smells and tastes and an enormous variety; nature is beautiful; nature is alive with sounds; nature creates a multitude of places; nature is real; nature nourishes and heals (Greenman, 2007).
Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Natural Playground
Thank you to the Kennedy Heights Community Center natural playground sponsors, supporters, and over 100 community volunteers. The Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Natural Playground was dedicated August 24. Special thanks to the following sponsors.
Leadership Gifts: Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Foundation, Madison Community Foundation.
Tree Sponsors: Landscape Architects: ZDA, Wisconsin Housing Preservation Corporation, Door Creek Church.
Rock Sponsor: CUNA Mutual Foundation.
River Sponsors: SVA Certified Public Accountants, S. C.,
City of Madison, Office of Community Services, Madison Gas and Electric Company, Olson Toon Landscaping, Willy Street Co-op, Erich Schwenker.
Friends of Nature Play: Gordon Food Service Marketplace, Charles and Tricia Liberty, Murphy Insurance Group, LLC, Alyssa Kenney and Edward Lee, Julie Weis, David Meyer and Associates, Inc., Lisa DuChateau, Renee Moe and Jason Salus, Andrew DuChateau, Patrick and Kathleen Remington, Lesleigh Luttrell, Anne Pryor and Steve Ackerman, Connie Bettin, Anita Weir, Coffee Galleria, Char and Dan Tortorice, Hubbard Wilson & Zenkova, LLC. , Sam Dennis, Connie Flanagan, Sandy Schlicher and Mary McCanna
“Every child needs nature. Not just the ones with parents who appreciate nature. Not only those of a certain economic class or culture or set of abilities. Every child” (Richard Louv, 2012).
Community Build and Playground Dedication Photo Gallery