Inclusive Play Design Guide
Our Inclusive Play Design Guide has established universal design principals that are implemented by professionals all over the world. Our Inclusive Play Design Guide has been developed by a team of cross-cultural experts and has been through national and international peer review. It's a step-by-step guide that will educate you about how to incorporate inclusive play principles into an existing or new playground including design tips. It's widely used by professional playground designers, landscape architects and advocates as an integral part of playground planning.Download the Guide
A truly inclusive playground:
- Includes physical, sensory, and social play events
- Provides challenges for children of all abilities
- Has synthetic surfacing, flush transitions, and wide routes for accessibility
- Ensures that the "Coolest Thing" is accessible to all
- Has a wayfinding system
- Provides shade, water fountains, and benches
Encouraging User Engagement: Levels of Challenge
Everyone needs a challenge that is at or slightly above their current ability. Multiple challenge levels are important for two main reasons:
- People of all abilities will be engaged and want to return to try the next challenge.
- When those activities are placed near one another on the playground, people of different abilities can get to know one another.