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  • Top Checklist for Playground Safety

    • Surfaces around playground equipment should be filled with of loose fill, such as wood chips, mulch, sand or pea gravel.
    • Look for exposed concrete footings, tree roots or rocks that could trip children.
    • Check for sharp edges and dangerous hardware, like open hooks or protruding bolts.
    • Make sure children play on age-appropriate equipment and supervise them while playing.
    • Playgrounds should be maintained regularly. Report any problems.


  • Preparing for the Playground includes:

    • Remove hoods or drawstrings that can get caught on equipment
    • Make sure children are not overexposed to the sun while playing. New playgrounds should provide shaded areas or sun coverings.
    • Use sunscreen on children if playing outside for prolonged periods of time.


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