398 - Spray Play for All: Designing Inclusive Spray Grounds and Splash Parks

Thursday, September 28
3:15 PM–4:30 PM

Location: Room 209

Days: Thursday, 28 September
NRPA Three Pillars: Social Equity
Track: Aquatics
Session Type: Education Session

Communities across the country are adding spray and splash parks as one of the most highly requested and utilized recreation amenities. How can these be universally designed to be inclusive for people of all ages and abilities to participate equally? This session will examine the best practice recommendations for creating spray parks that are fun and functional for all. Truly inclusive spray play for people with and without disabilities, children, parents and grandparents alike.

CEU Credits: 0.1

Learning Outcomes:
Examine the growing trend in spray grounds and splash parks and why they are fun and engaging for people of all ages and abilities.
Identify the best practice recommendations for designing inclusive spray parks
Discuss the safety, accessibility and mechanical considerations that factor into a successful spray play environment.