Benefits for Children of Play in Nature

The children's play gardens (naturalized playgrounds) that our company designs for clients emphasize a rich natural environment as the play setting and nature as the play element. Our designs are based upon an extensive body of research and literature on:

  • the significant benefits for children of regular play experiences in nature,
  • children's play preferences, and
  • the most effective designs to support children's development.

We have posted a synopsis of the benefits of naturalized outdoor play environments for children, with research references, on our Web site at