What are good playspace amenities?
A key attribute of ‘Can I Stay?’ is how accessible amenities are to playspace users. The provision of amenities or proximity to nearby amenities can influence the length of time that users spend at a playspace. At larger or regional-scale sites, amenities could include public toilets and/or cafes, whilst at smaller neighbourhood-scale sites amenities could include simple items such as seating and considerations like shade.
An example of a larger-scale playspace that offers several amenities is the playspace located at Sydney Park, Alexandria, NSW. The playspace is located within walking distance of public transport options and includes a carpark, public toilets, shade, table and chairs, a kiosk, barbecues, seating and drinking fountains. This enables users to stay at the playspace for longer periods of time, including up to a full day.