Fish Family Play Area is on the edge of downtown Houston, TX. A part of the Buffalo Bayou Partnership's larger vision to restore the banks of the Bayou, this park creates opportunities for the youngest park visitors to play. The park design, led by SWA Group, provides nature play opportunities for young children and care providers in a safe contained environment. Nearby, the larger landscape of the bayou is waiting for these young visitors to begin exploring as they gain more independent movement as young adults. Jesse Turner, as Design Coordinator for the Natural Learning Initiative, worked closely with SWA Group on the design and specification of materials for the park. His expertise in planning and designing public spaces for children and families was critical in the development of this detailed park.