Ned Smith Center Pondless Waterfall

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Ned Smith Center Pondless Waterfall

Ned Smith Center Pondless Waterfall

Check out the final reveal of this amazing pondless waterfall built at the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art in Millersburg, PA. The pondless waterfall in approximately 26′ in length and is featured in Nature’s Discovery Play Area.
 

The Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art is a small non-profit in Millersburg, PA dedicated to the legacy of our namesake, Ned Smith. He spent a lifetime connecting nature, people and the arts. Our mission remains the same, to merge the arts and the natural world and foster a celebration of both.
 

Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art Pondless Waterfall

Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art Pondless Waterfall

We believe that children should play outside; that outdoor play contributes to skills they can use in the future and good health. For this reason we are adding an area where kids can just be kids, get dirty, use their imagination and explore. This play area will be called Nature’s Discovery Play Area and its mission is “to provide an outdoor ‘yes’ space for children of all ages to gather and discover the textures, sights, smells and value of the natural world while exploring and interacting with natural elements such as wood, stone, dirt, water and plants in a self-directed and unstructured manner.”
 

Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art Pondless Waterfall

Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art Pondless Waterfall

Phase one of the play area will include three major features:

The Burrow, similar to an open roofed bunker, this is an area that is dug out to gently slope below the normal level of the ground and is reinforced by locally harvested logs.

The Tree Fort, octagonal in shape, this low to the ground platform will be less than 4 feet off the ground, enclose three trees and have a rustic branch railing, Children will be able to access the platform in a variety of ways which will include a climbing wall and rope swing.

The Water Feature, this small stream will allow children to explore a miniature “river bed”. The water will be shallow and the bed made of liner and rocks. The water will flow down the stream and magically disappear into the ground where it will be recycled through and used again.
 

Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art Pondless Waterfall install in Millersburg, PA

Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art Pondless Waterfall install in Millersburg, PA

Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art Pondless Waterfall install in Millersburg, PA

Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art Pondless Waterfall install in Millersburg, PA

Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art Pondless Waterfall install in Millersburg, PA

Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art Pondless Waterfall install in Millersburg, PA

Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art Pondless Waterfall install in Millersburg, PA

Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art Pondless Waterfall install in Millersburg, PA

Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art Pondless Waterfall install in Millersburg, PA

Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art Pondless Waterfall install in Millersburg, PA

Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art Pondless Waterfall install in Millersburg, PA

Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art Pondless Waterfall install in Millersburg, PA

Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art Pondless Waterfall install in Millersburg, PA

Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art Pondless Waterfall install in Millersburg, PA

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Author: Bobby Kenyon
Bobby Kenyon is the Creative Solutions Guru for C.E. Pontz Sons who has over a decade plus experience in the Landscape & Water Garden industry . He enjoys long walks on the beach and grocery shopping but has a strong dislike for regular cake and off brand paper towels

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