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Play. Explore. Create.


 

Nature Play and Discovery Center

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Play. Explore. Create.


 

Nature Play and Discovery Center

Nature Play FOR Everyone

Roll down a hill.  Build a fort. Splash in a stream.  Hide in the hobbit house. When you discover Wildrock, you open yourself up to the joy of free play in nature. At Wildrock, the joy of nature play nurtures strong family and community bonds. Wildrock offers field trips for all ages (preschoolers through the senior years), open community play days, team building workshops, nature wellness retreats, and family event rentals. Come play with us! We look forward to welcoming you. For a video of kids playing at Wildrock, click here. To make a reservation for your family or group, click here.

Wildrock Outreach

At a time when childhood has moved indoors and in front of screens, Wildrock is committed to bringing the therapeutic benefits of nature play to children and families throughout our community. Our Nature Play Lab outreach program provides engaging nature play opportunities for children and families in underutilized urban green spaces and our On Solid Ground Program fosters emotional resilience by building strong networks of social support through shared experiences in nature. We offer school-based programs and traveling workshops to support children in developing a healing relationship with the natural world.

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Wildrock's story


Wildrock is a labor of love for hundreds of volunteers dedicated to creating a special place in nature for family bonding, creative play, and quiet reflection. Wildrock creates joyful experiences that counteract the stresses of daily life and inspire a healing relationship with the natural world.  

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Wildrock's story


Wildrock is a labor of love for hundreds of volunteers dedicated to creating a special place in nature for family bonding, creative play, and quiet reflection. Wildrock creates joyful experiences that counteract the stresses of daily life and inspire a healing relationship with the natural world.  

Make a Reservation

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Things to do


Here at Wildrock, you can:

enjoy the enclosed three-acre nature playscape

traverse the walking labyrinth

play in the barn center

and explore the discovery trail!  

Visitors enjoy mountain views, access to beautiful mountain streams, and play meadows.  We are adjacent to Patricia Byrom Forest Preserve, the largest park in Albemarle County.

directions

Things to do


Here at Wildrock, you can:

enjoy the enclosed three-acre nature playscape

traverse the walking labyrinth

play in the barn center

and explore the discovery trail!  

Visitors enjoy mountain views, access to beautiful mountain streams, and play meadows.  We are adjacent to Patricia Byrom Forest Preserve, the largest park in Albemarle County.

directions

Playscape

The playscape has 12 play zones including:

Play Wildlife Rescue Station

Hobbit House

Adventurer's Camp Ground

Giant Oak Sally-Mander

Wading Stream

and more!

 

Barn Center

The barn center provides space for:

Therapeutic retreats

Reunions and anniversaries

Indoor picnics

Corporate events

Birthday parties

and more!

walking trail

Our discovery trail hosts many self-guided adventures:

Tree Talk Walk

Stream Study

Gnome in the Woods

Nature Photography

Animals at Home

and more!