There is a wonderful variety of designs and options for outdoor playgrounds, including the following 4:
- All-Inclusive: Children with disabilities often cannot play on a standard playground and therefore cannot take advantage of the amazing benefits that play provides. An all-abilities playground is a space that provides inclusive play opportunities for children of all ages and abilities. These types of playgrounds are designed to promote the healthy development of all children’s physical, social, cognitive, and sensory abilities.
- Loose Parts: In a school playground, loose parts are materials that can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned, lined up, and taken apart and put back together in multiple ways. They are materials with no specific set of directions that can be used alone or combined with other materials. Loose parts can be natural or synthetic. In a outdoor environment, we can provide an array of loose parts for use in play: stones, stumps, sand, gravel, fabric, twigs, wood, pallets, balls, buckets, baskets, crate,boxes, logs, rope, tires, etc.
- Natural: Natural playgrounds are designed to look like miniature natural landscapes, and they’re full of natural elements–like logs, rocks, greenery–just waiting to be discovered by children of all ages. Sometimes they’re referred to as ecological parks, play parks, or nature parks.
- Percussion Music: Musical instruments can bring the fun and ease of playing percussion-type instruments into the outside world. Whether you are looking for a new addition for an urban space or a rural play area, school playgrounds, elder centers or tourist attraction. Several companies have a range of funky solutions to create soundscapes in outdoor areas.