Investing in outdoor inclusive play environments and programs makes a fundamental statement about how your organization values play for everyone. Both a physical and social event, inclusive play is not solely about physically accessing an environment, but what experiences happen once an individual gets there. Learn inclusive design principles that go beyond the minimum accessibility standards, and discover new innovations that will inspire communities to advocate for more human-centered outdoor play destinations for people of all ages and abilities. Discover strategies that address social equity and intentionally address the needs of the whole child, while taking a broader approach to inclusion by focusing on the whole environment and whole community. Community leadership stories will demonstrate ways to ignite creative partnerships and uncover new funding sources to lead to the creation of inclusive, intergenerational play destinations for people of all ages and abilities.
Parks & Recreation
Health, Safety and Welfare
- Summarize the need, value, and importance of inclusive, intergenerational play environments to effectively advocate and fund community lead initiatives.
- List five intentional design strategies that address the physical, social-emotional, sensory, cognitive, and communication needs of the whole child to positively impact physical and social inclusion.
- Learn inclusive design principles that go beyond the minimum accessibility standards
Play and Park Structures