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Playground accessibility

Playground accessibility

Playground owners and operators, injury prevention experts, organizations that set standards, governments, and parents can work together to ensure that playgrounds are both fun and challenging without presenting excessive risk. Even simple strategies, such as providing proper surfacing, will decrease the risk of injury without compromising the excitement of climbing and jumping.

Creating a community playground that is accessible for children with special needs

Ensuring that a playground is accessible for all children recognizes the benefits of an inclusive, community approach. However, creating a stimulating and safe play area requires careful planning.Children playing at a playground

Additional resources are provided at the end of this section. Here are some key considerations when building an accessible playground:

Resources for more information

The Playability Tool Kit: Building Accessible Playspaces is produced by the Ontario Parks Association. It is available in English or French, in print, CD, audio or Braille versions. Price varies by format. You can order the kit from the OPA website by contacting:
Ontario Parks Association (OPA)
Tel: (905) 524-3535
Email: opa@opassoc.on.ca

Evergreen is a national non-profit organization devoted to bringing nature into Canadian cities through naturalization or "greening" projects on school grounds, community spaces, and people's homes.
355 Adelaide Street West, 5th Floor
Toronto, ON M5V 1S2
Tel: 1-888-426-3138