Nature Play Park
The Nature Play Park is a joint effort between the Blackford County Community Foundation, Hartford City Urban Forest Greenscape Commission, and the Hartford City Public Library to bring an outdoor classroom to our community. Started in 2017, the outdoor classroom currently features several activity areas such as the S. S. Reading story time boat, a climbing structure with a messy materials area beneath, and a splash pad. Future activity areas will include a treehouse learning space, tunnel and bridge, and music area.
Starting in January 2021, the park will be temporarily closed while the library under goes a renovation to replace the atrium on the back of the building and so that further construction can occur on the park itself.
This project is supported by:
Ball Brothers Foundation (Muncie, IN)
Blackford County Community Foundation
The Boren Foundation, Inc. (Upland, IN)
Hartford City Urban Forest Greenscape Commission
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana – Marion Campus