The playground is a place where children can play and learn about each other. It is an area where they can be kids. A high quality playground should be designed according to ADA standards so that it is universally accessible to everyone. That’s why careful planning is important to achieve the standards. Below are some tips that will help you in designing the perfect playground.
Create a Budget
Setting a budget is important when designing a playground. The price should be reasonable enough so that you can afford high quality products. When creating a budget, you should consider the age of the children who will be using the playground. Keep in mind that there should be separate areas for kids ages six to 23 months, two to five-year-olds, and school age kids.
You should also consider the number of kids who will use the facility at the same time. This will help you determine the number of swing sets and climbers you need, as well as the playground size.
You should also check the ADA standards to ensure that your playground caters to the special needs of children with disabilities. The play area must be accessible to everyone.
Another factor that affects the budget is the type of activities you want to incorporate into the playground. These include the kind of equipment that will be installed in it, such as climbers, slides, and swing sets. You also need to consider the amenities you are going to offer, such as picnic tables, restroom facilities, bike racks, litter receptacles, and more.
The budget must have expenses such as site preparation, equipment, storage, shipping, installation, and playground surfacing. In order to save on the costs, you can find volunteers to help prepare the site. You can also ask local companies to donate materials and/or services for the construction of the playground.