206 – Spray Play for All: Designing Inclusive Splash Pads
Bill Hachmeister, Consultant, Aquatix by Landscape Structures
The most successful parks and playgrounds are those that provide users of all abilities a sense of safety, security and inclusion. Communities across the country are adding spray and splash parks as one of the most highly requested and utilized recreation amenities. How can these be universally designed to be inclusive for people of all ages and abilities to participate equally? This session will examine the best practice recommendations for creating spray parks that are fun and functional for all people. Truly inclusive spray play for people with and without disabilities, children, parents and grandparents alike.
Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to:
- Identify the best practice recommendations for designing inclusive spray parks.
- Discuss the safety, accessibility and mechanical considerations that factor into a successful spray play environment.