Faculty Advisor

Demetry, Chrysanthe.

Faculty Advisor

Vaz, Richard F.


The London Borough of Merton wishes to improve the effectiveness and overall usage of their playgrounds. The goal of this project was to develop recommendations to enhance the playgrounds of Merton by offering general and specific improvements to be applied throughout the borough. We used methods of data gathering including observational analysis of the playgrounds and interviewing its users. We analyzed these data through integration of our research, our observations, and the opinions of the playgrounds' users. Recommendations to improve Merton's playgrounds were drawn from these analysis and prioritized according to a weighting system.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering