Q: What is an inclusive playground?
A: A universally designed, sensory-rich environment that enables children to develop physically, socially, and emotionally. An engaging place that provides just the right level of challenge and offers opportunities to succeed. A place that goes beyond minimum accessibility to create play experiences that meet a variety of needs and interests. At an inclusive playground, children of all abilities can interact with each other and do what all kids want to do: PLAY!
In an industry where every playground manufacturer claims to be the best and an expert on inclusive design, where should you look? Who should you trust?
As a consulting and sales representative of Landscape Structures since 1975, we’ve had the unique experience of working on several inclusive designs. Even with years of practice, there is always room to improve, especially with the continuous research and education of inclusive design.
That’s why we rely on the resources, information, and product quality of Landscape Structures.
They continuously work with dedicated and qualified organizations, who have the professional credentials to credibly discuss occupational therapy, sensory processing disorders, and universal design. We’ve learned a lot from the Inclusive Play experts at Landscape Structures and are a team that strives to continually improve.
If you have a need for inclusive design or have questions, we’re all happy to discuss how we can best help with your project. No sales pitch. No marketing gimmicks. We’re simply here to help, earn your business, and create the most wonderful and highest quality play spaces for your community.
Landscape Structures creates inclusive playgrounds featuring activities that are age and developmentally appropriate, sensory stimulating, and universally designed. Our design philosophy is influenced by the tenets of Universal Design, a theory of design that strives to make environments more usable, safer, and healthier for all.
Our collaborative process engages your stakeholders, interprets community needs and ultimately results in a design that reflects your vision. To this we apply our extensive experience with inclusive play, infused by our ongoing research into empirical evidence-based best practices.
This process creates a strong foundation for inclusive playground design, incorporating scientific findings into the play experiences themselves as well as the overall design.
Through sensory play, all children discover their world and how to be successful in it. The broad play experiences from sensory-rich playgrounds allow children of all abilities to integrate and develop their senses. The more they play, the more they develop skills necessary to engage, change, and impact the word around them.