High Quality Safe Playground Materials

We are recovering yesterday's plastics for today's play™!

Focusing on this generation—and the next—we engineer our playground products to be low-impact environmentally, safe, and enduring with the use of reclaimed plastic and stainless steel.

All products are 100% toxin free. NO Arsenate/Arsenic, BPA, Phthalate or “soft” PVC.

EcoColor Plastic

EcoColor™ Plastic

Our two-tone sheet plastic contains a portion of post-industrial recycled content as well, while maintaining structural integrity and color consistency. We create imaginative and graphically pleasing panels and components from this two-tone layered material.

  • High-Density Polyethylene with UV protection
  • Signboard with duo colors is used to created contrasting graphics
  • Industry-standard non- scratch orange peel texture
  • Sheet plastic scraps are internally reclaimed and comprise 30% of RSP Formula
Cloud Flooring for Infants

“Cloud” Flooring for Infant Playsets

“Cloud” flooring has a rubberized top surface texture that is gentle on infant feet and knees, while it helps to prevent slips. The flooring also flexes under pressure, providing a friendlier feel. So, if little ones do take a tumble, the fall won’t be quite so traumatic. We use Cloud Flooring on our Rock Wall Climbers as well, providing tiny climbers with a better grip. Rock handles stay firmly secure without spinning. Caregivers will love the non-porous, washable surface as well. Any messes can be easily hosed off.

Environmentally Friendly Playgrounds

SureStep™ Decking for Preschool Playsets

This slip-resistant ridged RSP™ deckboard is our proprietary design for increasing friction and reducing falls so children can walk and run confidently on our products. The ridges also make the decks cooler to the feet with less direct sun contact.

So is plastic really environmentally friendly? YES!

We purchase industrial and consumer waste and prevent it from reaching landfills by recycling over a million pounds of plastic yearly! All Nature of Early Play products is made from recycled materials - primarily from post-consumer recycled HDPE plastic. 80-95% of an entire play structure is made of recycled materials. Learn more about RSP Advantages.

Nature of Early Play Recycled Structural Plastic

Through the exclusive use of post-consumer and post-industrial plastics we prevent millions of pounds per year of plastics from entering a landfill.  RSP is 85% recycled plastic by weight.  With a minimum of 30% of the formula for RSP is now comprised of our internal scrap 30%,  post-industrial milk jugs, and Clorox bottles 30%  and 30% milk jugs. plastic preventing waste from entering the landfill.

RSP Applications:

  • Structural members (posts)
  • Decking & Platforms
  • Steps
  • Railings


  • Low maintenance
  • Graffiti resistant
  • Will not rust, splinter, split or de-laminate
  • Color throughout plastic – no fading or chipping
  • Resistant to marine borers, termites, fungus, salt and oils
  • Textured walking surfaces for safety – SureStep™ Decks
  • Additional Stainless Steel reinforcement as needed
  • 10 Year Warranty on Posts and vertical structural members
  • 100% BPA, Phthalate and “soft” PVC free
  • Provides a life lesson to kids about good use of resources!
RSP Recycled Playsets

RSP™ Lumber

All framework, posts and preschool playset decking is made from our exclusively recycled and extruded Recycled Structural Plastic™ lumber. We literally make playgrounds from recycled milk jugs!

Photo Panels

Photo Panels

Permanently printed on Alumilite. Choose one of our images or request a custom photo.

Stainless Steel Hardware

Stainless Steel Hardware

Rust-proof Stainless Steel hardware and attachment plates are standard on all equipment – features unmatched in the playground industry. We even offer a complete Stainless Steel upgrade for all metal on the entire structure – the solution for coastal environments where salt-spray disintegrates galvanized steel and corrodes aluminum very quickly.

SureGrip Metal Components

SureGrip™ Coated Pipe

Our exclusive textured SureGrip™ powder-coating ensures children get a good grip on metal climbers or framework. The matte finish reduces glare and burns and lasts many times longer. Each joint is welded with stainless steel welding wire and carefully sanded to prevent jagged edges (which could cause chipping and injuries).

  • Allied Steel Triple Coat Finish then Zinc galvanized Inside & outside
  • “Wrinkle ” powder coated to increase friction and reduce falls
    - Electromagnetically "baked-on" powder coating
    - Provides lasting color
    - 5 – 6 times longer corrosion free
  • Stainless Steel welds
  • Total Stainless Steel components available for sites near salt water
  • Steel has 30 - 95% recycled content


We powder-coat our climbers and sliders with a uniquely strong and textured surface “wrinkle coat” to increase friction and reduce falls. Nature of Early Play is the only playground manufacturer currently using this slip-resistant powder coat. Steel pipe is used in all metal climbers, overhead climbers, ladders, and railings.

Smooth Stainless Steel Welds:

Welds are especially vulnerable to rusting due to paint chipping off and revealing raw steel beneath. But, we replaced our welding wire with Stainless Steel wire, and require our welders to create super-smooth welds, preventing jagged edges susceptible to chipping. This protects children from cuts while preventing rusting in the process! Stainless Steel welds and plates have a 60% minimum recycled content.

Roto-Molded Plastic:

  • LDPE (Low-Density Polyethylene)
  • UV 8 additive to prevent fading

Due to the characteristics of Roto-molding only UV Stabilized virgin plastics (LDPE) may be used to manufacture structurally-sound Slides, Tunnels, Roto-molded Climbers, Panels and Roofs (e.g. Mountain Climber, Rotating Panels parts, Casa Grande Roof).