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Nature Playground, Russia

Nature Playground

Ulan-Ude, Russia

Case Studies

Project Overview

In the heart of Ulan-Ude, Russia, a captivating nature playground has been established, bringing a unique blend of natural aesthetics and playfulness to the community. Completed by Richter Spielgeraete Russia, this playground is a splendid example of how natural materials and innovative design can transform a space into a haven of exploration and adventure.

Design and Installation

Richter Spielgeraete Russia meticulously designed and installed the nature playground, ensuring it harmonises with the surrounding environment. The design philosophy centred around using natural materials, such as wood and stone, to create an organic and inviting play space. The playground seamlessly integrates with the landscape, offering children an immersive experience where they can connect with nature while engaging in play.

The playground is split into 4 parts, each reflecting a different natural zone of Buryatia - prairie, taiga, ridge and lake. These are all familiar and indiginous to locals and offer a unique design to the area. 



The Ulan-Ude nature playground is equipped with a variety of features that encourage exploration and creativity, including:

  • Natural Climbing Structures: Constructed from wood and rope, these structures challenge children to test their climbing skills and build physical strength.
  • Water Play Elements: These features allow children to interact with water, enhancing sensory experiences and fostering a love for the natural world.
  • Sand Play Areas: Extensive sand play zones offer opportunities for digging, building, and imaginative play.
  • Themed Play Zones: Different sections of the playground are themed to create diverse play experiences, stimulating children's imagination and curiosity.
  • Accessible Design: The playground includes elements that are accessible to children of all abilities, ensuring inclusivity and promoting social interaction.



Since its opening, the nature playground in Ulan-Ude has become a cherished spot for families and children. Its design encourages children to engage in active play, develop their physical abilities, and nurture their creativity. The use of natural materials and thoughtful design not only provides a fun play environment but also educates children about the importance of nature and sustainability.


Connection to Timberplay

While the nature playground in Ulan-Ude was not installed by Timberplay, it exemplifies the exceptional quality and innovative design that Richter Spielgeräte is renowned for. As the UK and international partners of Richter Spielgeräte, Timberplay is proud to offer similar high-quality, nature-inspired playground solutions. This project highlights the type of enriching and durable play environments we can provide, tailored to the needs of communities around the world.


The nature playground in Ulan-Ude, Russia, stands as a testament to the power of natural materials and innovative design in creating engaging play spaces. Through our collaboration with Richter Spielgeräte, Timberplay is excited to bring these inspiring and sustainable play environments to the UK and beyond, fostering spaces where children can explore, learn, and develop a deep connection with nature.