Developing an integrated approach to the evaluation of outdoor play settings : rethinking the position of play value

Parker, R and Al-Maiyah, SAM ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3506-8414 2021, 'Developing an integrated approach to the evaluation of outdoor play settings : rethinking the position of play value' , Children’s Geographies .

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Abstract

This paper reports on the development of an evaluation tool supporting the review and development of play parks. The Play Park Evaluation Tool (PPET) considers key areas contributing to the accessibility and usability of play parks including non-play aspects such as surface finish and seating alongside installed play equipment. The paper describes PPET’s creation, the revision process undertaken, and its subsequent use across three stages of a play park’s development. Key to achieving facilities with high play value, the evaluation of play types offered is integrated within the tool. This appraisal is supported by the creation of an infographic illustrating this data and providing a method by which data can be presented in an accessible form. This visual representation contributing to the decision-making process undertaken by those responsible for the provision of play parks.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Journal or Publication Title: Children’s Geographies
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1473-3285
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Depositing User: Dr S Al-Maiyah
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2021 06:59
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 10:52
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/60044

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