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Playgrounds & Natural Environments

Design for Play: a guide to creating successful play spaces – Play England – a 150 pg how to guide for designing play spaces.

If a Play Area is the Answer What is the Question – Great document about options to consider when designing a play space.

How to Build a Natural Playscape  – slide show from Dwell about various components of a natural playscapes.

PlayGroundology – Alex Smith – This interesting site catalogues inspiring play spaces around the world. If you are looking for inspiration or new ideas this is a great space to start.

Green Play Settings Reduce ADHD Symptoms – Landscape and Human Health Laboratory University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign. Having problems focusing? Do it outside…

Playscapes is a blog about playground design – they have an interesting post about designs that address playground bullying

Dismal Garden a website created by Nils Norman includes a fantastic photo-archive of playscapes and nature playgrounds.

The Good School Playground Guide– created by Learning through Landscapes is a beautiful booklet about creating amazing play spaces. Really you need to see this one!

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