Parks / Recreation / Play (34)

Learn how to play a critical role in advocating and designing for a variety of parks, recreational facilities, and children’s play environments. Best practices will be shared on critical topics including:

  • Reconnection to nature
  • Health-related concerns
  • Fostering youth
  • Safety consideration
  • Universal design
  • Integration of public art
  • Creative placemaking
  • Sensory play
  • Innovative and artful playgrounds
  • Risk management
  • Nature based play
  • Rails to trails

Upcoming Events

Magical Inclusion: Creating a Kinder, Healthier Place to Live and Play - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Magical Inclusion: Creating a Kinder, Healthier Place to Live and Play - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Sep 26

Leveraging the innovative (and kind) spirit of Silicon Valley, Magical Bridge Foundation presents a new model to provide truly inclusive playgrounds and healthier public play spaces for all, regardless of ability, disability, size, or age. With more than 25,000 visitors per month flocking to Palo Alto to play, Magical Bridge is heralded as the nation’s most inclusive play space, with worldwide interest in replicating their model. In this session, the founders of the foundation will give insight into their success, expansion throughout the Bay Area (and the nation), and the extensive community they serve, including those living with physical and cognitive disabilities, autism, visual and auditory impairments, the medically fragile, and the aging population. Learn about their process and guidelines for success and understand how they infuse Silicon Valley innovation into inclusive playground design.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn how to leverage the success of Magical Bridge Playground to enhance the quality and quantity of outdoor play time in the communities you serve, going way beyond ADA standards.
  • Understand the success of Magical Bridge Playground and Foundation, and the broad community they serve, including those living with physical and cognitive disabilities, autism, visual and auditory impairments, the medically fragile, and the aging population.
  • Take lessons learned from mindfully-designed Magical Bridge Playground in Palo Alto and apply these processes and guidelines to create truly inclusive experiences in your projects.

Parks / Recreation / Play Products

Universal Design in Play: A Behavioral Comparison of Three Playgrounds - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Universal Design in Play: A Behavioral Comparison of Three Playgrounds - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (WEB180425)

Apr 25, 2018
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00
Truly Inclusive? The Reward of Thrill in Universal Play Designs - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Truly Inclusive? The Reward of Thrill in Universal Play Designs - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (WEB171218)

Dec 18, 2017
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00
Demystifying Technology: How Landscape Architects and Clients Are Making Smarter Parks - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Demystifying Technology: How Landscape Architects and Clients Are Making Smarter Parks - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (2017_MON-A07)

Oct 23, 2017
Standard: $185.00
Students: $25.00
Associates: $40.00
Members: $50.00
Homelessness and American Parks and Public Spaces - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Homelessness and American Parks and Public Spaces - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (2017_SUN-A09)

Oct 22, 2017
Standard: $185.00
Students: $25.00
Associates: $40.00
Members: $50.00
Aren’t We All Children? Considering Play in the Public Landscape - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Aren’t We All Children? Considering Play in the Public Landscape - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (2017_FRI-B06)

Oct 20, 2017
Standard: $185.00
Students: $25.00
Associates: $40.00
Members: $50.00
The Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS): An Introduction to HALS and the Short Format Historical Report - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

The Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS): An Introduction to HALS and the Short Format Historical Report - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (WEB170830)

Aug 30, 2017
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00
Equity by Design: Connecting with Underserved Communities in Your Design Process - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Equity by Design: Connecting with Underserved Communities in Your Design Process - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (WEB170517)

May 17, 2017
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00
Children's Heat and Radiation Exposures in Playgrounds and the Role of Bioclimatic Design - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Children's Heat and Radiation Exposures in Playgrounds and the Role of Bioclimatic Design - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (WEB170510)

May 10, 2017
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00
Park Rx America: Doctors Prescribing Parks to Prevent and Treat Chronic Disease - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Park Rx America: Doctors Prescribing Parks to Prevent and Treat Chronic Disease - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (WEB170427)

Apr 27, 2017
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00
San Diego’s First Public Nature Play Area: How Park and Recreation Made it Happen! - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

San Diego’s First Public Nature Play Area: How Park and Recreation Made it Happen! - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (WEB170307)

Mar 7, 2017
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00