Not all play is equal and not all playgrounds are equal. There is a lack of free play in today’s society and it is mostly due to superficial playground design and public policies. Based on studies of residential areas, this paper wants to uncover new methods of designing playgrounds so that they are accessible and likeable to residents. A family-friendly design process is proposed, and it motivates designers and administrators to rethink residential neighborhoods in a bottom-up manner.
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