Accessibility and Universal Design Standards
When it comes to applying and practicing universal park design, the National Park Service is in the forefront.
CPTED Design Guidelines
There are four important Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) guidelines which you should follow when conducting a CPTED security property assessment.
Creating Parks and Public Places for People of All Ages
A free, step-by-step guide to developing fun, safe and healthy outdoor places by AARP.
From Fitness Zones to the Medical Mile
A publication on how urban park systems can best promote health and wellness by Peter Harnik and Ben Welle published by The Trust for Public Land.
International CPTED Association
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is defined as a multi-disciplinary approach for reducing crime through urban and environmental design and the management and use of built environments.
Nature Play Design Guidelines in the Built Environment: Design Standards and Guidelines
Initiated through a partnership with the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District and City and County of Denver Parks and Recreation as a commitment to advocate for connecting people and land through play as a core community value that is critical to a better quality of life and the development of future stewardship of public spaces, these guidelines compiled by Valerian llc. and Bienstock Natural Playgrounds build upon previous planning efforts and provide strategic alternatives that support the vision to incorporate nature play and learning spaces into parks, schools, open space, and science and cultural institution.
Pathway to Parks & Affordable Housing Joint Development
A document co-authored by LA THRIVES, SEACA, and Enterprise Community Partners as part of the Los Angeles Regional Open Space and Affordable Housing (LA ROSAH) collaborative. It outlines how parks and housing sectors can work together to leverage investments and help low-income Angelenos live in homes near transit and parks in order to create healthy, climate-resilient neighborhoods.
Reclaiming the Right of Way
“A Toolkit for Creating and Implementing Parklets” published by the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation.
SMART Parks: A Toolkit
Published by the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation, this document is a compilation of technologies that can be used in parks to make them SMART.
Standards for Accessible Design
Regulations according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 were updated in 2010. The document includes standards for public accommodations and facilities, relevant to all parks and open spaces.
Re-create & Recreate: Recycling Streets to Reshape Neighborhoods
An outline for a Master Plan that has been several years in the making by Ron Goldman, an architect with a goal of solving the park equity issue through “walkable neighborhood parks” created from “recycled streets”.
The Center for Universal Design
Although currently inactive, the center’s website contains useful information and references regarding universal design.