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Play for All - Universal Design for Inclusive Playgrounds

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Inclusive playgrounds welcome all abilities to play

This publication showcases the KOMPAN Play Institute’s recommendations for universal and inclusive playgrounds, based on inspirational cases of universal playgrounds, design points for universal play equipment, and the Institute’s most recent research and user observation on inclusive play.

Universal design and inclusive playgrounds are fundamental to KOMPAN’s DNA. The KOMPAN Play Institute has engaged in testing and developing play activities for children of all abilities since the early 1990s. 

An inclusive playground can be accessed and enjoyed by all children.  You can check out how to design and inclusive playground here.

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Play for all - Universal designs for inclusive playgrounds

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Universal playground design points

6 Universal playground design points

  1. Accessible, inclusive routing and infrastructure

  2. Access to relevant ground-level activities

  3. Access to relevant elevated-level activities

  4. Support thrilling and challenging play

  5. Support social interaction

  6. Variation in play activities

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