Designing and creating a schoolground or public space is one thing, how it will be used is yet another thing. Users, both adults and children, have all kinds of wishes, expectations, possibly fears or objections as to the design of a new play area. And this is no different when creating green play areas. By engaging the users in the design process, you can incorporate their ideas and wishes so as to achieve a better outcome. But it can also serve as a way to enhance community building, and create more social interaction in a neighbourhood. Therefore it’s important, at a very early stage, to be mindful of the process of participation: who should be involved, how to create engagement, in what ways do you want people and children to engage (to generate ideas about design or also doing practical, physical work, and – not unimportant – maintenance of the playground!). Though be aware that participation also has its limits.