Creating healthy landscapes, creating healthy children
Zahrn, Shannon Bazar
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Eastwyck Village, a townhouse cooperative in urban Decatur, Georgia, is examined for potential play locations for children. Theories on child development are reviewed and developmental needs are addressed for children ages 2 to 13. Children’s play and play spaces from colonial times to today are also introduced. Washington Elementary Environmental Yard and Oakhurst Community Garden demonstrate successful children spaces and are used as case studies for design suggestions at Eastwyck Village.