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More Than Access:
Designing
Inclusive
Parks
Arch Street Park in
Lawrenceburg, Indiana, goes
beyond ADA standards to
provide a truly inclusive play
experience
By Logan Garrett
O
is
ver the course of the past decade, park
and recreation professionals have been
creating playgrounds that go beyond basic
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
requirements. In years past, playgrounds were expected
to meet basic standards regarding ramps and surfacing,
but communities around the country have begun
to build play environments that are truly inclusive for
people of all ages and abilities. This recent increased
focus on creating inclusive play spaces underscores the
difference between inclusion and accessibility.
The 2010 ADA Standards
for
Accessible
Design
(tinyurl.com/3xys4j3s) stipulates that playground
equipment and facilities constructed or altered on or
before March 15, 2012, must be accessible and offer
a range of play experiences to children of varying
abilities. As important as this development was
for providing access for differently-abled individuals,
it does not require a playground to provide equipment
that
truly inclusive. A 2014 survey (tinyurl.com/
5urhpsbp) conducted by a playground manufacturer
found that more than half (57 percent) of the people
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Accessible playgrounds allow people
with disabilities to visit the play area,
whereas fully inclusive playgrounds
provide the opportunity for everyone
to actually use and interact with the
playground equipment.
PHOTOS BY AJ WALTZ
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