Working with a Play Space Designer:
A designer with a background in landscape architecture or playground design can have a major impact on your play space’s quality and accessibility. Even if you’re working within a modest budget, a designer’s feedback can be invaluable. The cost for design services varies depending on the extent of the designer’s involvement and level of experience. A designer can offer a brief consultation early in the process for help with a concept plan, or throughout the entire construction process.
Workshopping with Play Space Users:
We highly recommend consulting with the people who will access and enjoy the play space - children, their parents, and caregivers. Holding a workshop is a great way to gather creative ideas and design a space responsive to users’ needs and interests. It is also important to consult with disability organizations in your community as you develop your plan. Together, you can consider how your community’s values and requirements can be actively included in the development of the project.