You don’t have to tiptoe through a quiet building filled with priceless stuff to expose your little ones to the fine arts. We found 17 places where the creative work of others does more than just inspire—they offer plenty of fresh air, too. From interactive to just plain huge, flip through our album for the coolest outdoor installations perfect for your petite Picasso. 

Westmoreland Park Nature Play Area – Portland, Or

Art that looks good and can be touched? Sounds like our kind of place. In 2014—using repurposed concrete for water play areas and salvaged logs for climbing—environmental artist Adam Kuby collaborated with GreenWorks Design Firm to create a playspace that reflects the recent, and nearby Crystal Springs restoration efforts. A popular spot for kids and adults alike, take a peek at our insider’s guide to find out more.

photo: Zach R. via Yelp

What are the coolest art installations you’ve seen? Share them with us in the Comments below!

— Gabby Cullen & Christal Yuen