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Blueprint for Play®

Blueprint-for-Play-image.png#asset:6567Blueprint for Play® provides a customizable toolkit for building communities through play and recreation initiatives. Developed by PlayCore, the guidebooks help communities engage stakeholders and outline best practices and recommendations for each stage of a playground project: planning, funding, designing, building and sustaining.

The five-series guidebook will help ensure:

  • Refined and user-focused planning process
  • Robust funding initiative that embraces giving
  • Unique play space designed to meet specific community goals
  • Dynamic build initiative that celebrates the community members' talents and builds social capital
  • Comprehensive plan for using and sustaining the space to ensure a wise investment and a lasting legacy




The guidebooks also address the following topics:

  • Assessing needs & budget
  • Choosing the right site & vendor
  • Aligning values & goals
  • Soliciting funding resources
  • Engaging the community
  • Reporting outcomes
  • Preparing the site
  • Organizing equipment and construction
  • Developing a maintenance & supervision plan
  • Establishing a programs & marketing plan

The Blueprint for Play resources are intended to inspire communities and maximize the opportunity to bring leaders together for a true community-based initiative. Download the executive program summary or request a copy of Blueprint for Play using the form below.