Accessible outdoor recreation environments are in great demand. From accessible hiking trails to sport facilities and playgrounds, people of all ages and abilities demand environments that they can use and enjoy. Landscape architects have an opportunity to provide universal design solutions to outdoor recreation environments. Recent regulations provide guidance on how to make these places useful to a wide spectrum of users. We will explore these design standards and solutions for recreational trails, playgrounds, boating facilities, sports courts and other recreation elements.
Accessibility / ADA
Health, Safety and Welfare
1)Become aware of the demographics and issues of people with disabilities in America, including mobility, hearing, vision, and cognitive/emotional issues
2)Become familiar with design standards for accessible outdoor recreation environments including recreational trails, boating facilities, camping, picnicking, sports areas, playgrounds, swimming pools
3) Be exposed to Universal Design solutions and best practices for designing outdoor environments using examples from landscape architecture projects.
Tim Gilbert ASLA, MIG Principal
ASLA Oregon Chapter