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.
Parks & Recreation
Health, Safety and Welfare
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
Betsy H.. Caesar, n/a; Julie Skierski; Meghan Talarowski, Assoc. ASLA; Karl Krause;
American Society of Landscape Architects