Playground Design BHT216

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Learn to design effective play areas. This course emphasises the design and construction of playgrounds and small community parks. A seven lesson course of approx. 100 hrs study This is a valuable course for parks managers or landscape designers. It includes playground philosophy, design of play structures (for function & safety), materials selection, community participation and park design.Course Structure There are eight lessons in this unit as follows:
  1. Overview of Parks & Playgrounds
  2. Playground Philosophy
  3. Preparing a Concept Plan
  4. Materials
  5. Park & Playground Structures and Materials
  6. Local and Neighbourhood Parks
  7. Community Participation In Park Development
  8. Special Assignment.
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Learn to design effective play areas. This course emphasises the design and construction of playgrounds and small community parks. A seven lesson course of approx. 100 hrs study This is a valuable course for parks managers or landscape designers. It includes playground philosophy, design of play structures (for function & safety), materials selection, community participation and park design.Course Structure There are eight lessons in this unit as follows:
  1. Overview of Parks & Playgrounds
  2. Playground Philosophy
  3. Preparing a Concept Plan
  4. Materials
  5. Park & Playground Structures and Materials
  6. Local and Neighbourhood Parks
  7. Community Participation In Park Development
  8. Special Assignment.
Summary Of Competencies Developed
  • Determine the procedure to plan a park development, including a playground and other facilities.
  • Prepare a concept plan for a park or playground.
  • Assess the design of park components, including materials and equipment used in parks andplaygrounds.
  • Determine appropriate design characteristics for a local or neighbourhood parks.
  • Determine legal implications involved in the design of a playground.
  • Design facilities to cater for movement throughout a park or playground.
  • Manage appropriate community participation in development of a park or playground.
What you will do in this Course

You will participate in a variety of learning experiences through reading, interacting with tutors, undertaking research and practical tasks, and watching videos. Below are some of the activities in this course:

- Explain how an understanding of play theory can be applied to the design of a playground.

- Explain how the concept of recreational planning may influence the design of a specified park.

- Determine factors which distinguish park design from home garden design.

- Compare different planning processes used for developing designs for public landscapes, including: advocacy planning, strategic planning and community participation.

- Explain historical influences upon park design, in your locality, including: *local history *national history.

- Evaluate the functional depreciation of a specified playground over a period of at least ten years.

- Explain the significance of demographic considerations on park design, in a specific locality.

- Evaluate the designs of two different established parks, and two established playgrounds, visited by you.

- Develop a brief for a park plan, through an interview with management of a specific site.

- Collect preplanning information for a proposed park design; through surveying the site andinterviewing both managers of the site, and intended users of the site.

- Develop three alternative concept plans for a proposed park development; in accordance with a real design brief, either prepared by you with a client, or obtained as a brief for a job being put to tender.

- Compare three alternative concept plans in an interview with a client, or prospective client, for a proposed park development; recording the interview session on audio tape.

- Describe the design features of four different items of outdoor furniture intended for use in parks andplaygrounds.

- Compare the suitability of different barriers inspected by you, including bollards, fences, plantings and walls, used in three different parks and/or playgrounds.
- Assess the design of garden constructions inspected by you in a childrens playground.

- Compare various ground surfacing materials in terms of their application in park or playground design.

- Explain design considerations for earth forming, in a specific park and playground.

- Design a park plan for a specified site of 1,000 to 10,000 square metres, incorporating a themed play area.

- Prepare a costing for the construction of a themed play area, designed by you.

- Compare the appropriateness of fifteen different plants for use in a playground in terms of play possibilities - hardiness -toxicity.

- Determine appropriate design criteria for the use of water in playgrounds.

- Determine appropriate functions for neighbourhood parks.

- Determine inappropriate functions for a neighbourhood park.

- Analyse two neighbourhood parks by both; surveying users and observing users.

- Evaluate the design of two different neighbourhood parks, visited and studied by you, againstspecified criteria.
- Recommend design modifications for a surveyed neighbourhood park.

- Explain the significance of danger to the childrens learning experience.

- Determine how two different specific playground designs have been affected by concerns about legal liability.

- Conduct a legal risk analysis of a playground which has been established for more than ten years.

- Develop guidelines for minimising legal liability in playground design, for an authority responsible for a specific playground.

- Determine design criteria for different types of trails in parks including: *Fun and fitness trails *Environmental interpretation trails *Cycle paths *Roadways.

- Compare the construction of three different specified paths within parks with reference to: *Durability *Safety *Function *Maintenance requirements.

- Prepare a concept plan for a specialist trail in a park, such as; a fun and fitness trail, a cycle pathor an environmental interpretation trail, following design standards in the industry.

- Determine factors which impact on the success of a park/playground development that involves community participation.

- Analyse community attitudes to a park or playground development, which has used community participation, by either * survey * discussion with local Parks Department management.

- Explain how to promote community involvement in park development in a way which will optimise the chance of success.

- Determine a procedure to involve a community in the development of a park/playground facility, on a site visited by you.

This course develops a sound understanding of the design and construction of small community parks and playgrounds. A valuable course for parks managers or designers, .the course covers playground philosophy, design of play structures (for function and safety), materials selection, community participation and park design.

This course was developed by John Mason, author of The Environment of Play and former Playground Designer with PRAV. Mr Mason was Australia\'s representative for the International Play Association in the late 1970\'s, and has maintained a keen interest in children\'s playground design since that time.

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