OUR STORY

Santa Clarita Valley Adventure Play was founded in 2014 by Jeremiah Dockray and Erica Larsen-Dockray after Jeremiah stumbled across the concepts of adventure playgrounds in a historical article in 2013. From there on he began digging for more information on their existence and found Pop-up Adventure Play, an international non-profit which advocates for adventure play and offers the in-depth online playworker development course. Jeremiah was hooked and began their course outside of his work as a reality TV editor.  

Alongside him, his wife Erica who is an animation and media arts teaching artist, was equally interested and soon was exploring the research of playwork and incorporating it into her classrooms. 

Early on in his studies in the playworker development course there was a task to find a place and imagine it as an adventure playground. Through a few strokes of destiny, Jeremiah decided to check out an overgrown lot that was just down the road from their home for the task. From the road it looked quite the mess but once he stepped into it realized it was a park that was untouched for quite some time and a perfect place for an adventure playground. 

Soon after Erica fell in love with the space and they found themselves asking their real estate agent everything they could about it. In January 2014 they purchased the property in hopes to one day develop it into an adventure playground. 

Soon after in February 2014, the pop-up adventure play group stopped by on their US tour and Jeremiah and Erica got their first taste of holding a pop-up adventure playground, in-person playworking, playworking education and so much more. They of course took the group out to the park to share their excitement. Everyone could see the massive potential. 

 

Meet our Playworkers

Staffed Playworkers

JEREMIAH DOCKRAY

Co-founding Director | Playworker

ERICA LARSEN-DOCKRAY

Co-founding Director Playworker | Animation & Media Teaching Artist

BREE LAZALDE

Playworker | Naturalist | Early Childhood Educator | Adventure Guide

SHELLEY HASQUET

Playworker | Early Childhood Educator

Playworkers in Residence 

Summer 2018

LUKE SUTTON

Wales, UK

 
 

Press & Publications

RED TRICYCLE

Swing from the Trees at These 12 Amazing Unstructured Playgrounds by Kate Loweth

September 05, 2017

THE SANTA CLARITA VALLEY SIGNAL

Movement gives children the freedom to explore their curiosity By Nikolas Samuels

February 19, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: PLAYWORK CAMPFERENCE

Local and International Adventure Play Organizations Holding Two Free and Exclusive Family Events in Castaic

February 09, 2017

PLAYING IT UP -- WITH LOOSE PARTS, PLAYPODS, AND ADVENTURE PLAYGROUNDS

Joan Almon, Editor

May 01, 2017

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OFFICE HOURS

Sunday---------By Appt. only

Monday--------10:00 am– 4:00 pm

Tuesday--------10:00 am– 4:00 pm

Wednesday---10:00 am– 4:00 pm

Thursday-------By Appt. only

Friday-----------10:00 am– 4:00 pm

Saturday--------By Appt. Only

BUSINESS ADDRESS
30651 Arlington Street 
Val Verde, CA 91384
EUREKA VILLA ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND
across from
28710 Madison Street
Val Verde, CA 91384
661.670.8663 info@scvadventureplay.com