Creating ‘inclusive play’ areas is not only a priority for parks, but also aquatic facilities. Today, many recreation departments, homeowner associations, and community centers are installing splash pads with features that welcome users with a wide range of developmental, cognitive, and physical abilities, including different age groups, especially older generations acting as caregivers to children.
In this article, published by Pool & Spa Marketing, we discuss addressing individual needs, designs for physical/mobility limitations, facility designs for developmental/cognitive limitations, facility designs for older generations, sightlines and supervision, Sights and sounds to attract patrons, and choosing water feature products for your splash pad facilities.
We interviewed Adam Brewster, a landscape architect with Dunaway Associates – a civil engineering and landscape architecture firm, to glean insights into the considerations he takes when designing accessible and inclusive splash pads. To read the full article, click the Read More button.