NatureGrounds® - Reconnect Children with Nature

Create the most popular destination in your community by incorporating nature into your playground. We can assist you in creating an exclusive NatureGrounds® play space.

We have partnered with the Natural Learning Initiative, a research and extension program of the College of Design at North Carolina State University, to develop a resource guide offering best practice principles for designing play environments that combine manufactured play equipment and the living landscape.

Research reveals a strong link between children's experiences of nature and their psychological well-being and overall development. It is critical to encourage outdoor play and find ways to reconnect children to nature.

Snug Play

Snug Play is a radical new approach to play spaces that is changing the way children play and develop. Snug Play systems consist of a family of large-scale, manipulative loose-play elements that children can use separately or together in endless configurations. Children can create a dynamic and exciting play space where they can actively have fun, explore and learn. Facilitators can use Snug Play as a creative learning resource to extend classroom learning. Requiring no installation, the Snug Play elements combine soft and rigid surfaces for a tactile play experience that is durable and weather-resistant.

Snug Brochure (10,288 KB)

Snug Play Motivates Children To Do 6 Great Things:

  • Create
  • Play
  • Move
  • Learn
  • Cooperate
  • Imagine

Snug Play Benefits You In These Areas:

  • Inclusive
  • Easy to handle
  • Durable
  • No installation
  • Use inside or outside