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.


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.

Harrisonburg-VA2.png#asset:11574Level & Stable

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

Harrisonburg-VA3.png#asset:11573Color & Texture

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.

Harrisonburg-VA4.png#asset:11575Loose Parts Play & Naturalization

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.

Read more surfacing case studies

Request the Strong Foundations guidebook


More in Case Studies

Related News

Case Studies

Jan. 10, 2019

Case Study: A Custom Inclusive Playground

‚ÄčKade's Playground is designed so children can play together. The surfacing promotes a volcano theme through theming, color, topography, texture, and nature.

Case Studies

Dec. 03, 2018

Case Study: A Family Play & Fitness Space

Harbor Regional Park in Los Angeles, CA is a family play and fitness space with surfacing that offers organization, color, visual cues, and texture.


May. 24, 2018

Playground Surfacing Maintenance Guide

Well-maintained playground surfacing should be capable of attenuating a fall from the equipment's established fall height.