Tools at a glance

Tool 1: Partner Finder

Find out who cares about your community or school by defining who has an interest or investment in it.

Tool 2: Playground Map

Explore how people experience the playground by mapping the playground and how they use it.

Tool 3: Playground Dreams

Explore what you want to include in a playground by defining opportunities and activities for all types of plays and ability levels.

Tool 4: Resource Inventory

Explore what resources are available by listing resources in different categories.

Tool 5: Issue Finder

Explore the legal and practical issues of creating a natural playground by examining policies, regulations and access to resources.

Tool 6: Risk–Benefit Assessment

Explore the risks and benefits of playing with loose parts by weighing the likelihood of dangers against the potential benefits.

Tool 7: Formulating Objectives

Formulate smart objectives by describing exactly what you want to achieve.

Tool 8: Activity Plan

Ensure that everything you have planned can be completed on time and on budget by creating an activity plan that is easy to understand.

Tool 9: Monitoring Summary

Ensure that everything you planned gets done by monitoring implementation.

Tool 10: Monitoring Safety

Ensure that the playground is a safe place by monitoring safety standards.

Tool 11: Monitoring Maintenance

Ensure that your natural playground remains safe by monitoring maintenance issues.

Tool 12: Evaluate Results

Ensure that the natural playground offers a variety of opportunities by evaluating it against developmental play needs.