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
Play Richness: Designing Great Spaces
Play Richness is the key factor in designing great play spaces where children of all ages and abilities can grow and learn through physical, sensory and social experiences. We've developed a set of flashcards that can explain how various types of play activities benefit development and lists specific play equipment that provides that type of play.
We made adding a variety of Play Richness to your play space easy with our flash card set. It simplifies play experiences by dividing them into specialized play types such as spinning, tactile or cooperative play.Download Play Richness Flashcards
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.