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Pine Cone Park

At Evergreen School, Play is Natural


Evergreen's Pine Cone Park on our Silver Spring Campus is an all natural playspace inspired by Maria Montessori's love for the outdoors. Our playground was featured on the cover of the American Montessori Society Magazine (AMS) and blog. Click below to read about how our playground aligns with core Montessori values and promotes creative play, movement and social development.

Playground Features

  • 2600 sq foot turf field
  • Rubens Ott Peace and Music Garden**
  • Lynn Liotta Tree House by Marcus Sims
  • Robina Wood Playhut
  • Lillypad Balance Steppers
  • Birds Nest Net Swing
  • Spica Spinner and Spinner Bowls
  • Toddler Hammock
  • Carol Conn Learning Garden
  • Privacy Fence

The Rubens Ott Music and Peace Garden

The Rubens Ott Music and Peace Garden is given in the memory of Rubens Ott, a former Evergreen student. During his years at Evergreen, Rubens nurtured his love of learning, reading and math in particular. He also loved the outdoor playground, and spent many happy moments there with his friends. We are grateful for the generous support of the Ott Family to the Pine Cone Park project.

“There must be provision for the child to have contact with nature, to understand and appreciate the order, the harmony and the beauty in nature.”  -- Maria Montessori