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The nature playscape ​project - thank you! 

Nature playscapes are playgrounds inspired by the outdoors. We have updated and expanded our our heavily used playground at East Bend Campus to create a place of imagination, cooperation and discovery. This project aligns with our core values to create welcoming and comfortable environments for the children and families who access services at Deschutes Children’s Foundation. Children who play here face an astounding number of challenges and risk factors in their home lives. We propose new challenges and subtle risks for these kids: let them climb, play, jump, build, imagine, dream, run, bike, and grow. The nature playscape is the launching pad of new discoveries, increased confidence, healthy bodies, and discovered potential. Please join us in welcoming these special children to the wonderful world of the outdoors.

We are deeply grateful for the generous support of our donors and foundations who supported this unique project to make the outdoors accessible to children served by our partner agencies. The East Bend Campus Nature Playscape would not have been possible without the tremendous generosity of our good friend, partner, and general contractor Kirby Nagelhout Construction Company, as well as the following subcontractors and suppliers. 


Latham Excavation

Precision Concrete

Redmond Welding and Contracting

American Fence

Mike's Fence

JKD Construction

Mountain Sky Landscape

Your Garden Companion

Aspen Landscape

Bend Cabinets


Deschutes Painting

Deschutes County Inmate Work Crew  

Jed's Woodworking

Heart of Oregon Corps YouthBuild


Knife River

Shevlin Sand and Gravel

High Desert Mulch

Land Systems

Miller Lumber

Bend Construction Supply

Bend Garbage & Recycle

Bend Rigging Supply

Consolidated Supply

Hooker Creek

Little Johns Portable Toilets

Motion & Flow Control Products

Miller Paints


Oregon Wholesale

Swift Steel

Taylor NW


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