Parks, play equipment and public spaces for older children and teenagers are currently designed for the default male. It’s time to make space for girls.
In May 2023, Make Space for Girls asked people to take part in a citizen science project, counting how many teenagers were using the facilities in their local park, and how many of these were girls.
We’ve created some images to get people talking about what might be found in spaces designed with girls in mind. There isn’t an “off the shelf” solution. Key to making space work for girls is talking to teenage girls, to understand their take on their local spaces, the barriers they face to enjoying these spaces and involving them in the design process.
This has gone on for too long. It’s time to make space for girls.
Empowering Teenage Girls through co-production
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Council play specialist