Our missIon is to connect children—in their neighborhoods, homes, schools, child care centers, and parks—to nature through good design that is deeply imbedded in child development.

We know, and research has confirmed that time outdoors in nature reduces stress, improves health, and enhances creativity, learning, and attention span in children and adults. Whether you’re a family looking for a playful backyard, a municipality looking for a natural play park, or anyone in between, our process is thoughtful and thorough and based on a deep respect for every client and every site. LEARN MORE ›


“Nancy combines a strong theoretically based background in early childhood development with sound design principles and boundless creativity.”Janet Turchi, Head Start Director

Buy the Book: Nature Play At Home.

Creating Outdoor Spaces that Connect Children with the Natural World.

With hundreds of inspiring ideas and 12 illustrated, step-by-step projects, this hardworking book details how to create playspaces that use natural materials—like logs, boulders, sand, water, and plants of all kinds. Projects include hillside slides, seating circles, sand pits, and more. Accessible, research-based, and timely, Nature Play at Home is a must-have for modern parents and caregivers. LEARN MORE ›