Lamplighter's new Outdoor Learning Center opened in May 2023. The space was designed using the theme of "WONDER," inspiring students to strengthen their motor skills as well as their imaginations through creative play.

The Outdoor Learning Center was designed by New York-based landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh. Each play element was custom-designed for our school by MONSTRUM playground designers in Denmark. 

Browse our Outdoor Learning Center

The Mother Tree

Dragonfly Climbing Area

Inside The Mother Tree - space for class meetings and group gatherings, and filled with natural light

The Cloud Swings

A playspace to relax or place with friends

The Trike Path, winding in a figure eight, complete with traffic lights

The playground hill and passthrough tunnel

The Wondering Worm with places to climb inside and out

Dragonflies by The Mother Tree

The Pattern Garden

A shaded space below The Mother Tree

The tail of The Wondering Worm - space for climbing or class gatherings

The Pattern Garden

Playhouses next to the boardwalk, surrounded by sand

The Dandelion Zip Line

Sand play areas

A spinning wheel by The Mother Tree

A quiet space for friends to relax in the shade