Playground Design


Child Playgrounds by Sherri Arnold

No More Cookie Cutter Parks by Jay Beckwith
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Why Our Playgrounds are Boring to Today’s Wired Child by Jay Beckwith

Newspaper Articles

A Playground With a Difference: It's Designed for One and for All

When Child's Play is Too Simple

Citizen's Lend Hearts and Hands To Create Playgrounds For Kids

Playground Equipment/Designers

Playground Equipment Manufacturers/Designers and their Web Sites

Natural Play Areas

Safety Standards

Consumer Product Safety Commission's "Handbook for Public Playground Safety".

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