This was a treasure of a project to be involved with and I was so excited to see the finished (almost finished!) space, I hauled the kids over to site today to snap a few shots of them enjoying Squamish's newest outdoor daycare, Project Play Squamish. Earlier in the spring, the clients contacted me with their vision for creating a naturalistic outdoor play space, comprised of various vignettes, to provide an outside experience for their upcoming home based daycare. They had a clear vision of the design and together, we created this space. We were able to source most of the logs locally right from the Nexen log sort, as well as driftwood pieces from Nexen beach. We wanted to utilize native plant species to, in effect, mirror the forest and bring that plant palette into the fore ground. Building a berm of lawn area provides a playful mound for exploration, while a nearby grove of Black Stem Bamboo create a cozy reading nook. Stumps serve as stepping stones or seats in an outdoor classroom. A covered sandbox provides endless opportunities for play, which is the basic tenant of this daycare - we learn through play. There are still a few finishing touches to be done before this daycare opens this fall but I am so thankful and excited to have been a part of this project and I couldn't be happier for the clients who are realizing a life long dream in their new dream home and investing richly into the Squamish community.