Imagine a playground. Children running, rushing around to get to their next adventure. Their voices filled with excitement and giggles as they whirl around a spinner and zoom down the slide. For some children, the sights and sounds of a playground can be overwhelming. Together, with Unlimited Play, we created Quiet Grove.
Quiet Grove combines the soothing benefits of nature with sensory activities to help children alleviate stress without having to leave the playground.
Quiet Grove has been tested to reduce the sights, sounds, and even smells that can overstimulate. It can be installed away from the playground to create a peaceful retreat to escape the hustle and bustle.
The translucent bamboo panels, leaf patterns in the roof, and the natural wood-like bench bring the benefits of nature to Quiet Grove. Here, a child can rest with a parent or caregiver to give them a secure place to refocus before heading back to play
Quiet Grove incorporates five activities that are proven to help soothe the mind and body. They provide children time to focus and alleviate stress that overstimulation can cause. These activities are located inside and outside Quiet Grove allowing multiple children to spin, push, click, and move objects.
Push the Wall
Unlimited Play is a non-profit organization that uses universally accessible playgrounds as its tool to rally community members around a higher set of values while working together to build environments where individuals on all levels can connect for a common cause. The end result of our efforts is an inclusive play environment, serving as a point of pride for the community for many years to come, a place where all kids and adults, regardless of their abilities, are accepted for who they are, not what they can or cannot do.