Playgrounds: A 150-Year-Old Model

Author: Robin Moore, 2006

This chapter examines how current playground design reflects changing recreational philosophies and institutional commitments over the last 150 years. A definition of what makes an effective playground, a look at playground risk factors, and how collaboratively designed landscape settings provide a viable strategy for safe, health-promoting playgrounds are also explored.

In Safe and Healthy School Environments, 2006