Playground design for Kayayo Day Care Centre
Playgrounds are easily the most common and important forms of entertainment for young children. They provide a means for children to develop physically, through the movements made during play, and socially, through their interactions with other children while they play. These activities are all done within a safe environment that has been engineered to look aesthetically pleasing to children and ensure their safety while they have fun. However, despite their apparent benefits, the playgrounds available in Accra and other West African cities are very few, lack design creativity, and are often poorly maintained. This paper showcases a creative design for a set of playground structures for young children and the analysis done to ensure its safety. The playground was designed for the Kayayo day-care centre.
Capstone Project submitted to the Department of Engineering, Ashesi University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, May 2021