Nature Play

We believe it is critical to encourage outdoor play and are committed to innovative ways to reconnect children with nature. This not only benefits children's play but also engages communities in working together to create richer play experiences for all users.


NatureGrounds®: Putting Nature Into Play™ provides best practice guidelines for creating and retrofitting play environments that integrate manufactured playground structures and the living landscape. These naturalization strategies offer a new, alternative paradigm for the playground industry, responding directly to the need for children to be outdoors engaging with nature. 

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National Demonstration Site - NatureGrounds

NatureGrounds Demonstration Sites serve as leaders in nature play initiatives and in the creation of innovative play environments that integrate manufactured play equipment with the living landscape. Learn how school and park playgrounds can successfully implement best practice principles for designing naturalized play environments that benefit children’s play and engage communities. 

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