All children have a right to access play spaces in their community. Accessible play areas and equipment encourages diversity and use by all members of the community.
Play Area Standards
All new City of Edmonton play areas on City parkland are required to be designed, constructed and maintained according to CAN/CSA-Z614 Children's Playspace and Equipment Standard – Annex H. Annex H spells out the base level requirements for what constitutes an accessible play space.
Annex H also defines what is accessibility for those persons with disabilities at both ground and above ground levels of the play area and spells out the specifications for how this is to be achieved.
To find out more about Annex H, a resource series, including a FAQ document and guidebook, visit Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability.