Upcoming Events

Nay Aug Avenue Natural Play Area Ribbon Cutting

July 27, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Nay Aug Avenue Natural Play Area
Nay Aug Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509
April Rogato

Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area (LHV) will host a Ribbon Cutting to celebrate the official opening of Nay Aug Avenue Natural Play Area in the Green Ridge section of Scranton. The first of its kind in the state, the Nay Aug Avenue Natural Play Area is constructed primarily with materials found in nature. Families are invited to enjoy the festivities on Monday, July 27, at 10 a.m. The new play area is located on Nay Aug Avenue in Scranton, between Green Ridge Street and East Market Street, near the Green Ridge Shopping Center. 

Features include:

  • Tike Bike Trail: Encircling the main area of the park, children will learn bicycle safety while having fun on this track that simulates a real road, complete with speed limit, safety and directional signage. Children age 10 and under are encouraged to bring their bicycles to the Ribbon Cutting and test out the new Tike Bike Trail!
  • Lily Pad Stage: The area’s youngest performing artists will enjoy theater, music, dance and interactive story times on the Lily Pad Stage. Look for the frog that lives center stage!
  • Beaver Dam: Crafted by community volunteers, the simulated “Beaver Dam” is the centerpiece of the park. It’s made from cob, a natural building material created by mixing subsoil or clay, water, straw and sand.
  • Snake Climb: Climb 6’ high on an oversized snake that winds through the playground. This wooden reptile is sure to make an impression on everyone who visits the park.
  • Fish Run: Painted with Iron Oxide (which occurs naturally in runoff from the river), children will run across beams inside this rust-colored fish structure.
  • Turtle Hill: Run, jump, soar to the top of this earthy mound shaped like a turtle!

Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the play area.

The project was made possible through funding by: American Water Charitable Foundation, PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (PA DCNR), The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Fidelity Deposit & Discount Bank, Margaret Briggs Foundation, Lackawanna County, Willary Foundation, National Park Service (NPS), Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, the City of Scranton, and Scranton Area Foundation.

For more information, please contact April Rogato, LHV Executive Assistant, at 570.963.6730 ext. 8200 or arogato@LHVA.org.