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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.

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Mara Kaplan

An educator, a seasoned advocate for inclusive play and a parent of a child with a disability. She has over 17 years’ experience reviewing toys and designing playgrounds. Mara Kaplan is an educator, an advocate for inclusive play and a parent of a child with a disability. Her firm, Let Kids Play!, designs accessible playgrounds, reviews and recommends toys for children with disabilities, and conducts universal design assessments. Mara has an elementary education degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN and an MBA, with a concentration in nonprofit management, from Boston University.

Mara is one of the members of the group of playground and child development experts that have developed the Inclusive Play Design Guide.

Inclusive Play Design Guide Work Group

Our group of committed playground and child development experts, and parents are focused on the development and creation of universal outdoor play environments for everyone.

Inclusive Solutions

Products that match our philosophy of inclusive playground design.

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Bambino™
Give your children their first step into big kid playgrounds with Activo Bambino. This multi-sensory playground gives younger children a taste of perc …
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Climbers
An exclusive play element that encourages creativity and teamwork, and provides flexible climbing and imaginative play, as if playing on a hill. Child …
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Multiple play experiences; one piece of equipment:

Motion Play
The Hoopla Swing is designed for up to six users to share the experience and fun. It provides an inclusive, motion experience with opportunities for b …
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Climbers
Unity Dome provides fun from all angles – In, On and Around. IN- children can climb on the steel rings and rungs or they can hang from them. And g …
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Climbers
Industry’s first all-steel inclusive climber with various challenge levels that encourage children with differing abilities to climb and play togeth …
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Whirl with angled sides delivers a unique sensation and physically active experience—climb, spin, stand, sit, lay, hang or balance. Available with 1 …
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Equipment that accommodates wheelchair users:

Inclusive Play Activities
Encourages cooperation & teamwork among children of all ages and abilities. EXTERIOR: Sleek, aerodynamic design screams action and fun! Customizable …
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Motion Play
6' (1,83m) diameter classic whirl sits flush with the groundAccommodates up to two wheelchair users, in addition to more kids without mobility devices …
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The “Coolest Thing” on the playground—accessible by everyone:

Motion Play
This unique ride gives kids the thrill of something exciting and new with perceived risk and speed. Cruise Line is designed for several children to pl …
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NEOS®
ADA version now available! The top button height has been lowered to 3'4" (1m), so players of all ages and abilities will have an easier reach. 3 …
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More products to complete your inclusive playspace:

Inclusive Play Activities
Designed for children to improve their balance skills. Uneven platforms provide a greater challenge for kids with special needs. Sturdy handrails enco …
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KPE: Kid Powered Energy
Spin the dial to hear cool music; reverse directions to change the song. Hit the drum pads to play along with the music; each drum pad features a diff …
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Inclusive Play Activities
Fun for all children, but especially designed for those with autism spectrum disorders. Enclosed space for a child to escape the playground when over …
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Motion Play
Ideal for building strength & coordination, and encourages cooperative play. Unique spring design prevents “bottoming out” for safer play. Accomm …
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Concerto
Set the rhythm in motion with this set of five Concerto Congas! Just like real congas, the sound will vary depending on where you strike the drum head …
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We certify our distributors.

Our distributors go through extensive training to be certified as an Inclusive Play Specialist. They can be a resource for you.