Providence is the first master-planned community and land development to partner with Nature Play Queensland. This partnership will help shape our community into a place for children to play freely outdoors because outdoor play isn’t just good for the children, it is good for the entire community.
When you come into a community and you can see children outdoors playing, you know that it’s a safe, happy and connected community.
Who are Nature Play Qld?
Nature Play Qld’s mission is to increase the time Queensland kids spend in unstructured play outdoors and in nature. It is founded on the understanding that unstructured play outdoors – nature play – is fundamental to a full and healthy childhood.
Nature Play Qld promotes health benefits, including cognitive, social and emotional development, and it builds resilience and creativity as well. Experiences in nature as a child also leads to environmental awareness and stewardship later in life.
Nature Play Qld is a collaborative organisation, working with partner groups to encourage the Queensland community to value nature play, and support families to prioritise it in children’s lives.
Our commitment to Nature Play can be seen in the designs of our parks, streets and the delivery of our activities and events.
Some of these features include:
Walkability – pedestrian paths and cycleways linking throughout the community
Front yard design helps bring back those traditional neighbourhood connections as it enables people to say hello as they walk past, for kids to make friends and find playmates, to create a feeling of openness and connection
Lots of open and community places and spaces for playing and connecting
Street design that is safer for our kids, reduces speeding, kids can play and connect, neighbours can walk and socialise
Connected retail and parkland spaces linked to open, outdoor spaces
School connection to parks and town centre (our school is right in the middle of town), it is all about walkability and connection
We also ensure that Nature Play events and activities feature regularly in our planning. Providence community is also working on our Nature Play Things to Do.