The Land

An Adventure Play Documentary

A new documentary film about Adventure Play. 

New Book Alert!

One of the most common responses to The Land from parents and teachers is, "ok, I GET It but how can I convince other people? Where is the EVIDENCE that freely chosen play BENEFITS kids??" It's true that hard facts and figures can tip the scales for folks on the fence, and are critical for decision-makers sticking their necks out to support an adventure play initiative. I bring you: 

Balanced and Barefoot: How Unstructured outdoor play makes for strong, confident, and capable children WOHOOO!!*

In Balanced and Barefoot, Angela Hanscom gives adults permission to release the reins without fear. Her expertise as an occupational therapist affirms what so many of us know intuitively: children thrive when they have access to rich, self-directed play opportunities.

Available now!  (Use it for good, not evil!)


*ok, the wohooo is ours... not part of the actual title...


Join us!

Join us in supporting a new adventure playground in New York City! Play:ground's adventure playground at Governor's Island will serve thousands of local children and be a model for countless American cities.  Wondering how to get an APG in your community? This helps!  Normalizing free play and supporting a standard of professionalism for playworkers is a piece of our shared pie: 

Our film THE LAND was launched through a successful kickstarter campaign and we know first hand how small pledges of support from $1, $5, $10, $100 -- whatever you can give -- MAKE the difference.

We believe in and support play:ground and hope you will too!  Pledge today and play on!




Psst! There is a super exciting Kickstarter campaign launching THIS TUESDAY that will bring adventure play BACK to New York City. This outdoor adventure-play space will provide loose parts, and professional playwork support for child-directed play and serve as a model for countless cities to come! Sneak preview the work of the worthy organizers at play:ground. x