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What Should We Include in our Park and Playground Design?

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Apr 21, 2017 10:40:21 AM

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All too often, in an effort to design and build a park and playground as quickly as possible, many aspects of the process are overlooked or completely forgotten.

What to Include

Time should not only be spent on the play equipment and protective surfacing chosen, but also on the following:

  • Seating (benches and tables)
  • Litter Collection
  • Drinking fountains for Families and Pets
  • Shade 
  • Sidewalks
  • Drainage
  • Planters
  • Landscape (plants, trees, shrubs, etc)
  • Access for persons with varying abilities using Inclusive Design

When undertaking a project, consideration must be given to those persons that will be using the area. Obviously, the children are the primary focus, but Family members should also feel comfortable when spending time playing with and supervising their children.

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Topics: Total Park Design, playground planning