WildFlower Play Collective

Indoor playground in St Helens, Oregon

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Indoor play space

WildFlower Play Collective is a sliding-scale, member based, indoor playground for kids aged 0-6 created by local moms for local families.

WildFlower is open to our members from 7am to 7pm everyday for drop-in play-time that fits YOUR schedule! 

Memberships include daily use of the playspace, weekly classes, events and access to the WildFlower Swap Closet.

Here's how to join:

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Become a Member

Fill out our sign up form and choose your monthly subscription

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Get Your Key

Attend orientation and receive your unique key to the building

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Play

Members have 12 hour a day access plus classes, support groups, activities and swap closet.

Memberships

Membership

Ready to become a member?

Sponsorship

Sponsorship

Support the membership of another family.

Donate

Donate

Your donation makes our mission possible.

Gift Card

Gift Card

Give the gift of play to someone you care about.

WildFlower is located in a historic two-room schoolhouse by the Columbia County Fairgrounds.
WildFlower is located in a historic two-room schoolhouse by the Columbia County Fairgrounds.
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The Meadow Room: enjoy the Cedarworks play structure and zoom around on our ride-on toys.
Play room for infants and small children at WildFlower indoor playground
The infant and toddler room has age appropriate toys and padded flooring for little ones.
Nugget couch play area for kids
The Honeybee Room has a Nugget couch to sit or build forts, a play kitchen and much more.

You belong here.

WildFlower’s playspace is designed to build fine and gross motor skills and support social and emotional learning.

Together, we can make WildFlower a model for the missing Village of Support that families need and deserve.

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A LITTLE ABOUT US

WildFlower is a grassroots 501c3 organization started in 2019 by five local Mamas who were tired of hanging out at McDonalds Playland on dark Winter days. We were inspired by the successful, nonprofit “Swapnplay” model to create the local resource we so desperately needed. WildFlower Play Collective became an official 501c3 nonprofit and won a Community Wellness Investment Fund grant to open in Fall of 2019.

It has been a long journey and we are so excited to finally open Fall 2022!

WHAT IS THE SWAP CLOSET?

Sharing is at the heart of all we do! We have a swap room where gently used books, toys, clothes, gear and more can be donated or shared for up to age 7. Swapping is done on the honor system – take what you need, bring what you don’t. Leave your CLEAN gently used items in our Swap donation bin.

Larger bulky items are shared through our WildFlower Swap Closet “Buy Nothing” group on Facebook (link coming soon)

FAQ

We want WF to be accessible and affordable to everyone. Choose a monthly amount that fits your budget and how often you will use the space.

No, following the Swapnplay model we do not have staff present at all times.

Older siblings are welcome. If however, if the older child is unable to utilize the space in accordance with what is appropriate for our 6 years-and-younger-based facility the child will be expected/asked to leave the play space.

Our Swap Closet is a room with gently used items where you can take something you need (like the next size pair of shoes) and leave what your child has outgrown/no longer needs. 

Cancel anytime

We know situations change.

Members can log-in to manage their memberships, pause or change their monthly amount.

Member Resources

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Volunteer Sign Ups

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Member Handbook

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Community Resources Directory

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Swap Closet

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Equity and Inclusivity

Still have questions?

Contact Us

    Board of Directors

    Who We Are

    Emilia Ponti, Executive Director, WildFlower Play Collective

    Emilia Ponti

    Executive Director

    Amanda Radtke, WildFlower Play Collective Board

    Amanda Radtke

    Board Member

    Kandace Manning, WildFlower Play Collective Board

    Kandace Manning

    Board Member

    "An indoor community play space is something Columbia County DESPERATELY needed! Thank you Wildflower!"
    Jamie Booth, Warren OR
    "My kids love having a safe, dry place to play. Especially the dress-up costumes!"
    Stephen G, Scappoose OR
    "I have been WAITING for WildFlower to open! I'm absolutely thrilled I get to be a member."
    Natalie Broders, St Helens OR
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