The design and implementation of natural playgrounds has been a growing and active movement in western societies. It especially gained steam with the publication of Richard Louv's book "Last Child in the Woods" in 2005. Many educators, landscape architects, designers and environmentalist are part of this global movement to provide healthy and beneficial play environments for children. I moderate on online discussion on the subject through linked-in, we have over 1000 members and the discussion is ongoing, active and extremely insightful. Visit www.naturalplaygrounds.info for more information, if you are interested please sign up for the discussion group.