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Playgrounds: The Planning, Design and Construction of Play Environments

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This comprehensive and highly-illustrated guide to playground planning develops fundamental principles applicable to the design of playgrounds and draws together a wealth of examples of the best current practice. At the same time, detailed guidance is given on all aspects of design, although actual site lands are deliberately not included - the individual designer being encouraged throughout to consult 'the spirit of the place' and respond imaginatively to local needs and conditions.

Individual Chapters Cover: The importance of children's play and its relation to playspace * The development of playspace * Planning for playgrounds * Developing playgrounds * Playground design * Installation * Site Design * Planting * Management

Extensive reference is made to research and literature on the subject from around the world, and the book concludes with a substantial bibliography.

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