What would parks and public spaces designed for girls look like? A small number of schemes have been designed in Europe, which have come to a remarkably similar set of conclusions and proved that it is possible to make a park much more appealing to girls without incurring vast cost.
The interventions include
good quality toilets.
wider entrances to play areas
smaller, subdivided sports areas
adding a second more open court
seating areas which are arranged in groups
circular paths around the edge of the park
But the key recommendation is always that these schemes should be taken as inspiration rather than a template because the most important step of all is to ask the girls what they want from the places in which they live.