Pathways for Play

Download the Executive Summary to this 2010 publication on planning pathways.Pathways for Play_executive summary_thumbnail and download

The Pathways for Play: Best Practice Guidelines, Infusing play into pathway networks to encourage active lifestyles for children, families, and communities publication (2010) was sponsored by PlayCore and brought together many staff and board members from American Trails, as well as other trail and pathway experts, in an advisory capacity. This tool for conceptualizing and planning pathway environments focused on connecting play and physical health includes an exploration of the many benefits of “playful pathways”, details of pathway features that encourage play, best practice design principals, implementation planning strategies, and case studies. The goal of Pathways for Play is to provide a research based starting place for developing versatile and engaging pathways for children and families.