FRI-A08: Play from the Ground Up: Playground Safety Surfacing in an Urban Context

Start Date
10/19/2018
End Date
10/19/2018
Description
Great playgrounds start with surfacing that engages the senses and supports accessible and active play. Through precedents, current research, and best practices from municipal agencies, a panel consisting of a playground designer, inspector, and owner will explore how surfacing contributes to exciting, durable, and ultimately safe urban playgrounds.
Location
Philadelphia
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Parks & Recreation
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.50
Learning Outcomes
1. Learn how to design and specify safety surfacing to create active, durable playgrounds 2. Understand the current approved options for safety surfacing, and the aesthetic, safety, cost, installation and maintenance considerations associated with each 3. Review contemporary research on injuries associated with various surfacing types 4. Review case studies of successes and failures in public safety surfacing installations
Instructors
Betsy H.. Caesar, n/a; Julie Skierski; Meghan Talarowski, Assoc. ASLA; Karl Krause;
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Provider
American Society of Landscape Architects


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