Playground Safety & Design

Playground Safety & Design

Cheryl Corson designs, audits, and inspects playgrounds and consults with other design firms on playground safety and design. Cheryl is a licensed landscape architect and has been a CPSI (Certified Playground Safety Inspector) since 2003.

She coaches playground equipment installers, parks department employees, and other designers on passing the CPSI exam. She writes and presents on nature play, playground safety, and design. Cheryl also occasionally serves as an expert witness for playground related matters.

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Cheryl explains her Playground Safety background – 1:06

Recent Testimonials

Antonio MalkusakPLA, CPSI, President/Landscape Architect, Abundant Playscapes, Inc., Iowa City, Iowa

I have worked with Cheryl since the early 2000’s. Her unique skill set and expertise in playground environments set her apart from other professionals. She is an accomplished landscape architect understanding the importance of planning, process, construction and ongoing maintenance so the wonder of play can be enjoyed by all. Cheryl’s unending passion to learn, and her ability to take complex concepts and articulate them in simpler terms, inspire other professionals who are eager to learn as well.

Isaac SparksPresident, Sparks at Play, Owings Mills, Maryland

Cheryl Corson Design is a client focused firm with an eye for detail. They are the only firm we refer clients to for their playground audits and inspections because Cheryl understands the needs of her clients and correctly applies all applicable playground safety standards.

I wanted to thank you for your assistance in passing the LARE. Your site was very helpful at directing the focus of my studying. The information you provided was more current and detailed than other study resources I was able to find. Your site saved me both time and money. It kept me from purchasing unnecessary books and prevented me from committing time to study unneeded books, chapters or topics. I will gladly recommend your services to any other friends or colleagues who take the exam in the future. Thank you again!

Michelle Slattery

I signed up for you webinars to give me the confidence and motivation I needed to get through Test 4. It was not easy, but I was able to pass 1 in April, 2 & 3 in August, and 4 in December. Your webinars/videos for Section 4 really helped me stay on track and keep up the stamina to get through this in a year.

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Cheryl has led one and two-day LARE prep workshops in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, San Juan, and Seattle. Contact Cheryl if you prefer a workshop setting or would like to schedule one for your firm or organization.

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