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Matching articles for Playgrounds - Inclusive Play: 28

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.

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.

Playgrounds

Brotherly Love
White House Municipal Park in White House, Tenn.

Facility Profile - January 2015

On this playground, the heartwarming story of two brothers playing together despite disability comes to life.

Inclusive Sports

We All Play Ball
Miracle League of Grand Island in Grand Island, N.Y.

Facility Profile - January 2015

Miracle League fields offer children of all abilities the chance to play ball and learn from one another.

The Power of Playing Together

Inclusive Playgrounds Benefit Kids & Communities

Feature Article - November 2014

To be truly accessible, playground owners must take a step beyond compliance with ADA to ensure inclusion for children and families of all abilities.

Playgrounds

Hope Springs Eternal
Hope Park in Frisco, Texas

Facility Profile - November 2014

The playground at Hope Park in Frisco, Texas, was built to ensure kids with special needs and disabilities had a place to play. But, more importantly, it was also designed so that kids of all abilities could play together.

Create an Inclusive Play Space

Problem Solver - August 2014

It is estimated that between 12.1 percent and 18.7 percent of U.S. citizens have a disability. Ensuring that people of all abilities have access to recreation is a crucial mission for parks, schools and other organizations. The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) establishes guidelines to ensure access for all, but sometimes it doesn't go far enough. It is possible to do more, going beyond the basic requirements to create an inclusive play experience for children and families, regardless of ability.

Playgrounds

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.