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United We Play

Creating Inclusive Play Spaces

Feature Article - March 2020

Inclusive playgrounds have come a long, long way in the past couple of decades. Here, we take a look at how to provide inclusion on the playground and beyond.

United in Play

The Latest Playgrounds Are for Everyone

Feature Article - November 2019

Multigenerational play—with elements for keeping families active together—is one of the driving forces in the most recent playground designs, but that's not all. Playground manufacturers continue to innovate on inclusion, nature-connected play and more.

Encourage Inclusive Play

Problem Solver - August 2019

While the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) establishes guidelines that aim to ensure access for all, it doesn't always go far enough. To truly encourage inclusive play, it's necessary to go beyond these basic requirements.

Inclusive Play

Sharing the Joy of Play
Mary's Magical Place in Hendersonville, Tenn.

Facility Profile - March 2019

At this new playground in Hendersonville, Tenn., kids of all abilities can play side-by-side.

Widening the Playing Field

Diversity & Inclusiveness in Multigenerational Playgrounds

Feature Article - October 2017

Playground manufacturers are continually innovating and finding new ways to get people to move and play. Some of the latest equipment aims to grow play through all generations, encouraging people of all ages to play and grow together.

Developing an Inclusive Play Space

Problem Solver - August 2017

But children who don't have disabilities also benefit from inclusive play. When children of different backgrounds connect on the playground, they learn empathy, as well as social and emotional skills that will help them the rest of their lives.

Something for Everyone

Inclusive, Multigenerational Playgrounds Have Broad Reach

Feature Article - July 2017

Inclusive play means going beyond simple accessibility to ensure kids of all abilities can play together, and many leaders in play design have turned their focus to ensure it's getting attention.


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.

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!

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.