The Warren Gartner Natural Playground at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church
On April 22, Earth Day, we dedicated and blessed the Natural Playground that has been taking shape on the northeast corner of our campus since January 2017. The idea for the Playground came in the spring of 2015 after Warren Gartner taught “The Nature of God,” a class in our Adult Development curriculum. Participants in the class brainstormed about ways that our church could honor God in nature. The idea became a vision for Warren and over the course of three years he held meetings, wrote grants, and garnered interest with his passion for the project. He engaged our congregation in donating time, talent, and treasure to make the Playground a reality.
In recognition of Warren’s vision, friendship, leadership, commitment, love of nature and joyous teaching, the Vestry named the playground in Warren’s honor.
You need not be a child to enjoy the Warren Gartner Natural Playground! Today you can visit virtually through pictures taken during construction and during the dedication and blessing.