Nay Aug Park Tree House, Scranton PA
Designed and built by Stauffer Woodworking for Nay Aug Park in the City of Scranton PA, this ADA compliant, universally accessible tree house sets over 30' off the ground and overlooks a 100' gorge- a very dramatic setting.
Supported by Oak trees and by custom steel columns that mimic the silhouettes of trees, the structure soars. Natural logs forms and stick railings complement each other and help connect users to the park environment surrounding them.
The tree house project, part of a revitalizing city parks, has become a point of pride of Scranton and can see hundreds of visitors per day. Watching people use the tree house opened our eyes to the broad benefits of gentle sloping ramps. It is beneficial to differently abled individuals, as well as to families walking together, grandparents and grandkids, and mothers with strollers- to name a few. The access becomes the event and everyone can experience the canopy walk and connection with the trees that surround them. Scranton PA 2007.