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7 Principles of Inclusive Playground Design

Me2: 7 Principles of Inclusive Playground Design

Building Inclusive Communities

Inclusive playgrounds make a fundamental statement about how communities value meaningful play experiences for people of all ages and abilities.  We believe in creating play environments where everybody can play, focusing on both the physical and social aspects of inclusion and the development of the whole child.

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Keith Christensen, Ph.D., Faculty Fellow, Utah State University Center for Persons with Disabilities Providing intergenerational, inclusive play ensures that all people experience the satisfaction of contributing to meaningful play.

Industry Leaders in Inclusive Play

Developed by our parent company, PlayCore, in partnership with Utah State University, Center for Persons with Disabilities, Me2: 7 Principles of Inclusive Playground Design is an educational design guide to assist communities with moving play environments beyond the minimum requirements for accessibility. These principles are based on the child’s perspective and have been tailored to what people of all abilities want to feel and experience during outdoor play.  Our inclusive playgrounds intentionally provide opportunities for physical, cognitive, communicative, social/emotional, and sensory development.  GameTime has set the industry standard in implementing these unique best practice principles and guidelines to create destination parks that are usable by more people, to the greatest extent possible. Our passion for inclusive play is infused through every aspect of our product development, programs, and intentional playground designs to create truly inclusive and embracing play experiences for all.


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Comprehensive program includes:

Me2: 7 Principles of Inclusive Playground Design

  • Design guidebook of best practices for upgrading existing or designing new outdoor inclusive play environments
  • Considerations for addressing the needs of the whole child
  • Model inclusive play environment
  • Inclusive playground checklist

Become a National Demonstration Site

Armed with the information in Me2: 7 Principles of Inclusive Playground Design, your community can build a playground that will be recognized for the best design and usage practices and awarded an esteemed National Demonstration Site designation. Learn more about becoming a National Demonstation Site.

Companion Program

Learn more about Me2: 7 Principles of Inclusive Playground Design's companion program, 2Play Together: Fostering Friendships Through Inclusive Play.