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Thermally Comfortable Playgrounds

NPPS partnered with Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and Health Canada to develop a technical report, Thermally Comfortable Playgrounds. NPPS describes ideas behind play space design to create thermal comfort at playgrounds.  It is a collection of research and ideas for planning playgrounds in different geographical regions.  It offers suggestions to reduce risks from extreme temperatures and solar exposure.  Several planning strategies are available for renovating and maintaining a playground area, including suggestions for natural and artificial shade features, equipment and surfaces material and color selection, and playground equipment placement.