Pull Up a Chair
How site furnishings transform a space into a place
By Kelli Anderson
Safety, environmental concerns and attention to the special needs of the disabled also means checking out those furnishings and amenities in light of EPA and ADA guidelines, which can be found on their respective Web sites, www.epa.gov and www.ada.gov.
Site furnishings and amenities like seating and water fountains are even available to suit the special needs of the half-pints among us—children—in well-suited spaces like playground areas.
The latest information on playground safety is available through a variety of sources, such as the National Playground Safety Institute at www.nrpa.org or through the National Program for Playground Safety at www.uni.edu/playground/home.html.
Not only are children delighted to perch themselves in seating where little feet don't dangle, but thankful too are the grownups who's backs are spared the aches and pains of hoisting little ones up to reach adult-sized drinking fountains and benches. There really is a little something for everyone.