The playground environment at CMA was designed and constructed by a specialist company called Natural Playgrounds.
What is a Natural Playground?
According to the Natural Playgrounds company, these play spaces, “combine landscape elements, movement corridors, sun paths, weather patterns, drainage courses, plant groupings, and other site amenities with carefully chosen natural materials, structures, and features to create safe, accessible, age-appropriate play, social, and learning opportunities in natural play areas that look and feel like they’ve been there forever.”
How did we pay for this project?
This effort was not funded by tuition dollars. Rather, 100% of the money needed for this project was raised through separate fundraising efforts. All of the CMA staff and students worked very hard for three years to raise $100,000 to complete the Playground project.