Inclusive Playground Design

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A Case Study of Three New England Playgrounds

Research shows that a gap in literature exists relevant to how communities can initiate the process of planning and creating an inclusive playground, and how inclusive playgrounds truly impacts a child’s ability to participate. This research points out that lack of accessible playgrounds is a major contributing factor to decreased engagement of play for children of all abilities. In this presentation, participants will hear the research results of interviews held at three New England inclusive playgrounds. Designers and parents of children of all abilities were interviewed, and we'll share their thoughts on inclusive playgrounds—how they define them, what design features make it inclusive and how they impact the life of their children, families and communities.

We are authorized to provide .1 CEUs, 1 LUs and 1 PDHs, which meet Health, Safety and Welfare credits. We also offer AIA credit including nano units. After this 60-minute Learning Academy session, you’ll have an understanding of the following learning objectives:

  • The research around inclusive playground design found in current literature and impacts playgrounds have on every child’s ability to participate in play
  • The features of a park and playground that families of children with disabilities say make a successful inclusive play environment
  • The impact that inclusive playgrounds have on communities, the lives of children of all abilities and their families

We're an Authorized Provider of CEUs

Landscape Structures has been approved as an Authorized Provider by IACET, LA CES™ and AIA.

We're an authorized provider of continuing education credits.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
2201 Cooperative Way
Suite 600
Herndon, VA 20171

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
636 Eye Street NW
Washington, DC 20001-3736

The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
1735 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006-5292

CEU’s will be provided to learners meeting the following requirements:

1. Be present for 95% of the duration of the learning event
2. Participate in activities and discussions throughout
3. Complete assessment with a passing score of 80%
4. Complete feedback/evaluation survey.