International Play Association (Canada)
Play and Natural Learning Spaces: Design, Construction and Maintenance Policy Template
Playspace Policy Template
This document provides a template for owner/operators to use in preparing a policy for the design, construction and maintenance of play and natural learning spaces under their jurisdiction. The information can also be used to embellish or update current policies. While content for this document was drawn from an owner/operator of a large number of facilities, it can easily be adapted for application to individual facilities.
Several specifics to note are:
- A core component relates to compliance with CAN/CSA-Z614 Children’s Play and Equipment Standard including Annex H, Children’s Play and Equipment that are Accessible to Persons with Disabilities.
- The template supports a ‘designed’ approach to playground development and as a result accounts for actions to be taken in this area.
- A number of supplementary documents that are required to enact the policy statements are referred to in the template. These include Requests for Proposals (RFP’s), proposal evaluation documents, contractor/supplier contracts, and project sign-off process. These should be developed and added as enclosures where applicable.