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Where's the Fun without a Bit of Risk?

A good park invites children to explore, discover, and play. These are critical components of youth development. Yet liability concerns often dissuade policy, design, and outreach strategies for embedding play value, adventure, and risk into public parks and playscapes.

Speakers will discuss "safety" and "acceptable risk"; analyze and understand design of an adventure playscape; consider the relationship between risk and play value; and explore opportunities for healthy risk-taking in city parks.