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Inclusive Playgrounds: Designing Spaces to Bring Children & Communities Together

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Mar 30
Inclusive Playgrounds: Designing Spaces to Bring Children & Communities Together Suttle Recreation Mar 30, 2021 : 10:30 am to Mar 31, 2021 : 11:45 am

Tuesday, March 30 10:30 am to 12:00pm

Suttle Recreation / Presented by: BCI Burke Co.


Play is more than fun and games—it is an essential component in helping children develop critical physical, mental, emotional, and social skills that lay the foundation for adulthood. Inclusive play breaks down barriers and builds community through fostering understanding of our similarities and differences. This course discusses how play impacts child development and describes the options and considerations for designing an inclusive playground that benefits all children and the community.

Learning Objectives:

• Recall the role of play in child development

• Define an inclusive playground in comparison to one that is accessible

• Explain the importance and benefits of a universally designed, inclusive playground

• Describe an array of playground equipment and options and how each benefits child development and contributes to inclusivity

• Integrate requirements for ADA compliance into the design of an inclusive playground, and

• Use case studies as examples of how inclusive playgrounds can benefit communities.

Mark Suttle
5550 E Hastings St SUITE 1
Burnaby, BC V5B 1R3
(604) 293-1569
Click to view background photo & credits
Project: Telus Atrium Garden
Landscape Architect / Firm: Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc in collaboration with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Photo Credit: Brett Hitchins