ADA Standards for Accessible Design of Outdoor Play Environments

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
11:30 AM -12:45 PM, Eastern time

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On March 15, 2010 the Department of Justice adopted the long-awaited revisions to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to include recreation facilities. The new standards for Title II and Title III officially published in the Federal Register on September 14, 2010, becoming mandatory for all new construction and alteration of existing facilities on March 15, 2012. This session will explore the minimum requirements of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design for recreation facilities including parks and play areas and will provide tools to help evaluate the level of compliance of community play areas to plan for future needs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe at least two alterations to existing play areas in which the ADA Standards would apply.
  • Outline at least 3 key considerations for accessible surfacing and creating ground-level accessible routes.
  • Determine the minimum number and types of ground level play components required to be on an accessible route.
  • List two helpful resources to obtain additional information or to utilize when evaluating existing/new play areas.


  • Bill Botten, Senior Accessibility Specialist/Training Coordinator, U.S. Access Board
  • Tom Norquist, Senior Vice President of Innovation & Business Development, PlayCore
  • Inés Palacios, PhD (Moderator), Training & Professional Development Manager,PlayCore / CORE

This session will offer the following Continuing Education credits: 0.1 IACET CEU; 1.0 AIA HSW LU; 1.0 LA CES HSW PDH. See registration page for more information.

Instructor(s) Disclosures:
The instructors of this training webinar are employed by PlayCore and disclose an interest in attendees partnering with PlayCore on their play and recreation initiatives.

Speakers Disclosures:
The opinions of the speakers in these events do not necessarily reflect the views of PlayCore and its brands.

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