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All Playgrounds Are Not Created Equal
Rosedale Recreation Center in Washington, D.C.

Facility Profile - October 2013

A new city-wide project to bring play to every corner of the district has kicked off with an impressive, inclusive play space at the Rosedale Recreation Center.

Promote Inclusive Play

Problem Solver - August 2013

When imaginatively designed and executed, playground equipment can provide an outstanding sensory experience that meets the play needs of all park-goers. It's important to keep in mind the purpose of play and the playground itself: an enriching experience that gives children a chance to exercise their bodies and imaginations, solve problems, challenge their limits and enjoy interacting socially with their friends.

Let's Play Together!

How Inclusive Playgrounds Benefit Everyone

Feature Article - January 2013

Accessibility on the playground is a requirement, but sometimes it's not enough. Going above and beyond to encourage true inclusiveness in your play spaces can have a big impact on your community.

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Inclusive Play Stands Out

Web Exclusive - January 2013

Expanding on our print feature covering inclusive playgrounds, we offer a look at how some playgrounds have put ideas into action.

Inclusive Play

Design Guide Offers Methods for Outdoor Play Spaces

Before You Go - September 2012

"The Inclusive Play Design Guide (IPDG) is a practical tool that outlines specific ways landscape architects, community leaders and committed professionals in the recreation industry can create outdoor play environments that everyone can enjoy," said Ian Proud, research manager for the company. "The IPDG offers inspiration, education and solutions for the journey toward inclusive outdoor play."

Create Inclusive Play Opportunities

Problem Solver - August 2012

Creating playgrounds that are inclusive for children of all abilities—as well as their caretakers—need not be a challenge. But to make a playground truly inclusive does require a design that surpasses the technical requirements.

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Accessing Play

Guest Column - May 2012

It can be difficult to stay on top of all the requirements for accessible play. This handy guide from IPEMA covers all the ADA bases to be sure you get it done right.

Finding the Way to Fun

Big Ideas to Help Create Your Superior Playground

Feature Article - November 2011

From intergenerational access and nature-inspired play to custom elements, there are myriad trends that affect playground design. Find out more about these trends, and read about play spaces that are putting them into action.

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A Playground With a Ball

Guest Column - September 2011

Everyone wants to have a ball! Noncompetitive playcourts can help get kids more active and encourage play in ways ordinary playgrounds can't always achieve.

Common Grounds

Inclusive Play on the Upswing

Supplement Feature - April 2011

Though accessible playgrounds have generated industry buzz for decades, there has been major progress toward "inclusive" or "universal" parks in recent years. Progressive recreation managers realize that accessibility is more than just ensuring that a wheelchair can reach the play equipment easily or that the park satisfies the bare minimum established by the Americans with Disabilities Act. They recognize that accessibility is not enough. Modern playgrounds must be inclusive, designed specifically to ensure that children of multiple abilities can play together—not just alongside one another.