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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.

Expanding Access

Inclusion & Diversity Outreach Boosts Participation

Feature Article - February 2019

Access to parks and recreation—both places and programs—can improve a community’s health and cohesiveness. Here, we take a closer look at how park districts across the country are expanding access through outreach to underserved audiences.

Splash Play

The Art of Fun!
Inclusion on the Splash Pad

Guest Column - January 2019

To ensure our parks are hitting the mark when it comes to inclusion, we need to examine the motivating impulse that ultimately drives people to play. Here's how to unleash the fun factor in your splash pad when choosing products, organizing space and knowing your audience.

Special Olympics

50 Years of the Special Olympics

Guest Column - November 2018

Walk back with us through the history of the Special Olympics, and consider how to move the movement forward.

Looking Beyond Physical Limits

Creating Inclusive Environments & Programming for People With Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Feature Article - February 2018

Much of the focus of inclusion efforts in parks and rec, sports and fitness facilities has been placed on physical disabilities, but developmental disabilities are just as common and also may require a unique approach. So how do you ensure everyone can be included?

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Parks

Planning, Programming and Staffing to Better Serve All Residents

Feature Article - September 2017

Social equity has long been a goal for parks and recreation professionals. Here, we talk to some experts to learn some best practices for ensuring everyone has a voice and can participate.