This book will guide you from design through construction, and every step in between, to your new dream playground in simple easy to understand terms. It also has information on the importance of play in child development; as well as resources to qualify playground equipment vendors, create a Play Program, define your site conditions, define your budget, follow current guidelines, find consultants, and certify safe and compliant installations. If you are planning to renovate or build a new playground this manual is an invaluable resource.
About the Author:
Robert Collins is a Registered Landscape Architect (RLA) in Illinois, a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI). He graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana–Champaign in 1990 with a Bachelor in Landscape Architecture.
Since 1995, after five years working in residential landscape design, Robert entered the park and recreation industry as the Project Manager for a large park district agency west of Chicago. Since then he has been involved in every aspect of the playground industry. Over this time, he has designed and overseen the development of thousands of playgrounds. Now, this book brings his knowledge directly to your playground project.
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