Can I play? Tips for inclusive play
No two playspaces are the same and little changes can make a big difference. Consider these tips so that everyone can play. For more information on Can I Play and other inclusive playspace principles download the Everyone Can Play Guideline.
- There are a range of adaptable play opportunities for people of different sizes, abilities and ages.
- The basic supporting elements of the playspace (gates, furniture and pathways) are universally designed.
- You can personalise the playspace experience and interact with others through flexible use.
- There are interesting play opportunities provided for everyone.
- People can decide how they want to play and with who.
- There are informal and imaginative play opportunities that encourage creativity.
- Sensory focused and natural elements, like music, sand and water, are included.
- All playspace equipment, fall zones and surfacing complies with relevant Australian standards.
- There are quiet points for rest and passive interaction.
- Equipment is designed so adults can fit in or under.
Sydney Park Playground, Sydney
By integrating a playspace into the wider landscape of a park, playspace users can benefit from not only the challenges of play, but also the opportunities of surrounding amenities.
Sydney Park Playground incorporates many Can I Play principles, including equipment for all abilities ages, sensory and natural elements, informal play opportunities, and multiple, challenging play opportunities for a variety of abilities.
Download the Can I play playspace example.