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Outdoor Play Spaces

Outdoor Play Spaces

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Published by mdeenk

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Published by: mdeenk on Feb 25, 2011
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Reference Notes
Total PlayspaceRequiredFacilities Required150 m
or less(1,615 sq. ft. or less)Tot Lot(s)151 to 400 m
 (1,616 - 4,306 sq. ft.)Tot Lot(s)Play Area(s)More than 400 m
(More than4,306 sq. ft.)Tot Lot(s)Play Area(s)Hard Surface Court
Standards For Children's Outdoor PlaySpaces
have been established as a set of quantitative and qualitative guidelines for applicationin multiple residential housing developments.  Thisreference note is intended to ensure minimumrequirements of outdoor play spaces are met.  Thestandards are in accordance with the CanadianStandards Association (C.S.A.) play space safetyguidelines for equipment location and installation.Also the Peel Regional Police are in support of  theuse of design guidelines to promote space visibility,surveillance and safety.
1.  Definitions:
Multiple Residential Housing is defined as anydwelling unit other than a one-family detached,semi-detached, duplex, double duplex, triplex orstreet row dwelling as set out in By-law Number5500 for the purpose of applying play spacerequirements;For purposes of this reference note, a Play Space isdefined as follows:A play space is an area at ground level which mustbe set aside and developed within a site as acoherent part of the multiple residential housingdevelopment.  A play space is used by toddlers andpreschoolers (tot lot) and school-age children (playarea), and teens (hard surface court). Play spacesshould be on-site, easily accessible to user groupsand be apart from neighbourhood and regional parksand sports facilities with the following dimensions:
a Tot Lot shall have a dimensioned area of not less than5.0 m (16 ft.) x 5.0 m (16 ft.);
a Play Area shall have a dimensioned area of not less than5.0 m (16 ft.) x 5.0 m (16 ft.);
a Hard Surface Court shall have a dimensioned area of notless than 10.0 m (33 ft.) x 10.0 (33 ft.) which must beseparated from vehicular paving areas by a raised 15.0 cm(0.5 ft.) curb
2. Quantitative Guidelines:
Quantitative requirements for children's outdoorplay spaces are based on the number of bedroomsin a development which exceed the number of dwelling units.For each multiple residential development containingmore than 20 dwelling units, as a component of therequired landscape open space, 2.5m
(27 sq.ft.) of outdoor play space shall be provided for eachbedroom which exceeds the total number of dwelling units within the development, to beprovided as follows:

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