We believe with great passion that children deserve beautiful
and varied outdoor spaces. These spaces are every bit as important as
indoor environments, and perhaps even more so, since almost every
activity that takes place indoors can also happen outdoors, as well as
many others that can only happen outside.
We have a strong preference for creating spaces that include natural
elements whether it is for an urban center with a very small yard; a
playscape in a rural area or a center in a desert environment. We
design each playscape to reflect a sense of place appropriate to the
Many children’s outdoor spaces fail because designers do not
understand the range of activities and learning that should happen
outdoors. We strongly believe that a well designed outdoor playscape is
every bit as complex to design as a hospital or science lab. At
PR&P we create vital, active learning environments for children.
At PR&P we have made it our mission to understand spaces from the children’s and staff’s viewpoint.
Good playscape design requires an understanding of developmentally
appropriate practices, children’s scale, reasonable safety, and a need