The Dutch natural monument organisation is starting a special project in the Lewenborg and Kardinge neighbourhoods in Groningen: a playground where kids can get back to nature.
Construction on the playground, which will be accessible for all, began earlier this month east of the Koerspad between Beijum and Lewenborg and the sports pitches at Kardinge.
Reiner Hertog, nature conservation coordinator in Kardinge, says that the project will include a hilly landscape with tree trunks for climbing, a water playground, a pier, and picnic areas.
The idea emerged a couple of years ago when Beijum residents and the natural monuments organisation were discussing redesigning the neighbourhood. The residents wanted to have a space for children to get in touch with nature through play.