Harrisonburg Case Study

Case Study: An Inclusive Destination

A Dream Come True, Harrisonburg, VA

The destination park incorporates a variety of elements to ensure that children of all abilities can play together. The use of unitary and loose-fill surfacing provides accessible routes throughout the play environment and creative use of color, textures, and loose part play offer additional play value and organization for the users.

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Both unitary and loose-fill surfacing are strategically used around adaptive swing seats to provide the best option for accessibility in a cost-effective way.


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Poured-in-place is utilized around playground equipment to provide a lower maintenance safety surface for children developing skills such as climbing.


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Using a variety of surfacing options including synthetic grass, poured-in-place, and engineered wood fiber provides multisensory features such as color and texture, while providing visual organization and cues within the play environment.


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Naturalized pathways, boundaries and planting pockets provide sensory appeal and encourage physical activity. Children enjoy and benefit from loose part play interacting with engineered wood fiber, sand, and child-friendly plants.


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