Playground Planning & Saftey
No matter how hard you try, kids will be kids. They will always find new and innovative ways to test the system, and lets face it, not all are safe. And while a scraped knee or bruise can be brushed offed, its important to eliminate the risks of serious harm. With active supervision and some basic safety tips, every day at the playground can be a walk in the park.
The Hard Facts
Falls are the most common type of playground injury, accounting for more than 75 percent of all playground-related injuries. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, each year, more than 200,000 children are admitted to the emergency room with injuries associated with playground equipment. More than 20,000 of these children are treated for a traumatic brain injury, including concussions.