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Sports Without Opponents

Self-Competitive Mainstreaming

Web Exclusive - February 2017

When you want to ensure inclusive opportunities for all potential patrons, turn to sports that allow participants to compete against themselves, rather than each other.


A Bridge to Play
Magical Bridge Playground in Palo Alto, Calif.

Facility Profile - May 2016

When one mother noticed a dearth of accessible playgrounds in her area, she decided to start raising funds. The result has been called the most accessible playground in the world.


Access for All: A Work in Progress

Guest Column - March 2016

While many aquatic facilities have gotten up-to-date with the latest ADA rules and regulations, there are many that still need to provide a means to access the water.

Better Together

Inclusion Strategies for All Facilities

Feature Article - February 2016

Making a commitment to more inclusive programming means more than mouth service. Training staff, incorporating smart programming and making sure your facility can accommodate everyone is crucial.

Design Splashpads for Inclusive Play

Problem Solver - August 2015

Splashpads and their structures follow many universal design principles, and by nature include a lot of inclusive play choices. There is such a range of pieces from the ground level all the way up to high-energy pieces. For example, at the water tables there is so much learning opportunity for younger children, because they provide opportunities for many play and social development stages, including cooperative play, sharing and cognitive milestones. These are appropriate through the stages of young toddler development up through 5 to 7 years of age and beyond!

Ensure Accessibility for Your Playground Surface

Problem Solver - August 2015

You'll occasionally need to top off the surface, adding more wood fiber, to maintain proper protection. Keep a schedule for staff members, and be sure to conduct regular inspections of the surface. Remove foreign objects and rake the fiber to keep the surface level.

Natural, Thematic & Playable By All

The Latest Trends in Playground Design

Feature Article - July 2015

These days, playgrounds can be far more than the simple post-and-platform structures we've gotten so used to. From natural play to themes that excite kids and playgrounds for all abilities, there's a huge world of play out there to enjoy.

Splash Play

Bringing Inclusion to Water Play

Guest Column - July 2015

In a splash play area that's designed with careful attention, children and adults of all abilities can play side-by-side.

Programming Across the Ages

An Inclusive Attitude Gets Active Adults & Seniors Involved

Web Exclusive - May 2015

By 2017, one of every two people in the United States will be older than 50, and recreation, sports and fitness facilities are adapting to meet the changing needs of this aging population.

Planning for Inclusion

Inclusive Play Needs Community Participation

Feature Article - February 2015

Ideally, inclusion is top-of-mind from the earliest planning stages of your playground. Get the community involved and excited from conception to completion of your project.