Prospect Park’s newest playground doesn’t have swings, slides or a jungle gym, but your kids won’t miss the traditional equipiment. Instead, this playground offers plenty of good ol’ fashioned play-in-the-woods kind of fun. The just opened, Donald and Barbara Zucker Natural Exploration Area is a unique park play space filled with recycled logs to climb, paths to explore, sand to sift and even a water feature. Click through the following slideshow to see highlights of the innovative Prospect Park Natural Playground.

How to Get to the Donald and Barbara Zucker Natural Exploration Area

You'll find the natural playground in Nellie's Lawn along Prospect Park's East Drive near Prospect Heights and Park Slope, Brooklyn. To get there, walk along East Drive from Grand Army Plaza and you'll see the Natural Exploration Area on your left-hand side. If coming from other areas of the park, look at a map of Prospect Park, found here. Located in the northeast section of the park near Flatbush Avenue, it's not far from the Prospect Park Zoo and the Children's Corner.

— Julie Seguss

All photos by Julie Seguss

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