Riverstone’s Wetland Park Offers Innovative Play Area

/ Chad Meacham

The Sugar Land, Texas, community of Riverstone celebrates the area’s natural heritage of green spaces and even wet spaces with an innovative wetland park that connects children and inspires “nature play.”

Riverstone Wetland Park is an example of how master-planned communities have moved away from fancy amenities toward authentic spaces and connection with the land.

The wetland park area was created from flat land in the area and is a rich ecosystem of aquatic plants, cypress domes, egrets, fish, frogs and more. There are many engaging elements like a mud pie kitchen, pathways of partially submerged rocks and meandering trails. D.L. Meacham was contracted by Johnson Development to construct a wood bridge and playground area to connect the community to nature trails and pathways.

The park is a natural area of exploration and allows children to skim rocks across the water and watch minnows in the shallow water. What a way to get the kids away from their electronics to explore the beauty of nature!