AILA Fresh Event: Designing for Risk and Challenges in Play Space


Sponsored by PlayRope, this Aila Fresh VIC session will unpack some of the cultural perceptions around risk and play, whilst introducing some useful ‘real-life’ tools to assist designers to support a ‘risk-benefit’ approach when designing play spaces.

It is important that play spaces and playground equipment provide different levels of risk, reward and challenge for children to allow them to explore their limits and self-manage the level of risk they are comfortable with. However sometimes landscape architects and designers have a difficult time convincing clients and the public of the value of risk.