Push Open the Curvy Ash Wood Gates ...
... and enter the Play Trail, a nature play space designed especially for young children to experience nature and make early connections to the natural world.
"Dear Friends of Children:
We recently visited your Play Trail with our 5 year old grandson and had one of the most memorable times ever. He thoroughly enjoyed exploring all the displays and especially like making "mud soup."In this day of computer games, etc. it was so wonderful to find an outdoor facility where a child could run, wander and explore." --Recent out-of-town visitor
Summer 2016 Play Trail Schedule
This summer, a number of fee-paying groups will be bringing pre-school children to the PlayTrail. These groups have priority use of the PlayTrail. We commend their efforts to get kids out in nature and we appreciate their financial support.
Individual families are still welcome to use the PlayTrail during these times without charge. In case of over-crowding or other issues, however, Boxerwood staff may ask families to redirect their play to other areas of our Garden. Thank you for your understanding and for teaching your children to clean up after playing .
Below is the list of pre-school group visiting the PlayTrail this summer:.
June 10 (Friday): Charlottesville YMCA, 10:30 1:30 (18 kids) + Pavilion
July 6 (Wednesday): Rockbridge YMCA, 9:30 11:30 (20 kids) + Pavilion
July 8 (Friday): Rockbridge YMCA, 9:30 11:30 (20 kids) + Pavilion
July 13 (Wednesday): Rockbridge YMCA, 9:30 11:30 (20 kids) + Pavilion
July 15 (Friday): Staunton Parks & Rec, 10:00 2:00 (35 kids) + Pavilion
July 21 (Thursday): Rockbridge YMCA, 9:30 11:30 (20 kids) + Pavilion
July 27 (Wednesday): Piedmont Y Kinder Camp, 10:30 1:30 (12) + Pavilion
July 28 (Thursday): Piedmont Y Kinder Camp, 10:30 1:30 (12) + Pavilion
July 29 (Friday): Rockbridge YMCA, 9:30 11:30 (20) + Pavilion
August 3 (Wednesday): Rockbridge YMCA, 9:30 11:30 (20) + Pavilion
Boxerwood will also be unusually busy during our camp weeks, with Pavilion, Lodge, and Education Roost in steady use. Camp dates are:
June 20 - 24
June 27 - July 1
August 8 - 12
August 15 - 16