Is Your Playground a Safe Place To Play?

  • Make sure surfaces around playground equipment have at least 12 inches of cushion material, such as mulch or wood chips
  • Make sure play structures more than 30 inches high are spaced at least 9 feet apart
  • Check for dangerous hardware like open “s” hooks or protruding bolt ends
  • Check for sharp point or edges on equipment
  • Carefully supervise children on playgrounds to make sure they are safe
  • Check regularly to see that equipment and servicing are in good condition

These recommendations come from the Playground Safety Board