This checklist provided by IPEMA is intended to help owners of public play area’s understand how to use the Department of Justice’s 2010 Standards for Accessible Design. The Checklist provides everything you need to know about access route dimensions, surfacing requirements and play equipment ramps and transfer stations for playgrounds of all sizes.

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Through research, consultation and collaboration with those on the frontline of the playground industry, IPEMA published a surfacing guide to provide a complete source of regulations concerning proper installation and maintenance of all IPEMA certified playground surfaces, including: artificial turf, engineered wood fiber, interlocking tile, poured-in place and rubber mulch. The guide provides an overview of different types of surfacing materials, as well as detailed information on the installation and maintenance of materials to ensure both safety and access.

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Play Pledge

Outdoor play is an essential part of every child’s healthy growth and development. As a parent, please pledge to make your child’s play a priority by creating a “play program” with your child and signing the pledge below. Make a commitment to ensure that your child has an hour of outdoor play a day at home and/or at school.

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