When it comes to applying and practicing universal park design, the National Park Service is in the forefront.
There are four important Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) guidelines which you should follow when conducting a CPTED security property assessment.
A free, step-by-step guide to developing fun, safe and healthy outdoor places by AARP.
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.
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.
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.
A page on the California State Parks website containing links to various helpful resources.
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.
“A Toolkit for Creating and Implementing Parklets” published by the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation.
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.
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.
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”.
Although currently inactive, the center’s website contains useful information and references regarding universal design.