The Effect of Playground Design on Communities

The developmental process of implementing a playground in a community requires consideration of both the physical and conceptual facets. Playgrounds offer more than simply a play space for children; they hold the potential to positively influence all members of a community. By fostering a sense of community and facilitating impromptu encounters between neighbors, residents gain a sense of belonging improving their sense of safety and increasing their motivation to participate in civic responsibilities. Successful public spaces offer a balance between accessibility, range of activity and uses, comfort, aesthetics, and sociability in order to accommodate a wide variety of users.

Community Leader Elizabeth Interacting with the Children

Employing play areas in developing communities with widespread poverty like Flamingo Crescent is especially beneficial due to the free activities is provides residents. Involving the community in the planning and constructing process ensures public satisfaction as well as establishes a sense of pride throughout.