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  Playground Safety
Parents can help prevent playground accidents by taking some precautions, ensuring that there is adult supervision at the playground, and making sure that any equipment that their child plays on is appropriate to his or her age and maturity level.
The playground surface should be free of standing water and debris that could cause a child to trip and fall, such as rocks, tree stumps, and tree roots.
Playground equipment should be designed for two different age groups: 2- to 5-year-olds (preschool children) and 5- to 12-year-olds (school-age children).
kidshealth.org /parent/firstaid_safe/outdoor/playground.html   (2287 words)

 Playground - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Modern playground often have recreational equipment such as the see-saw, merry-go-round, swingset, slide, climber, walking bridge, jungle gym, chin-up bars, sandbox, monkey bars, overhead ladder, trapeze and trapeze rings, playhouses, and maze, many of which help children develop physical coordination, strength, and flexibility, as well as providing recreation and enjoyment.
Playgrounds often also have facilities for playing informal games of adult sports, such as a baseball diamond, a skating rink, a basketball court, or a tetherball.
Playgrounds were an integral part of urban culture in the USSR.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Playground   (775 words)

 Supervision Guidelines for Playgrounds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Playground injuries are the leading cause of injuries to students 5 - 14 in the school environment.
Supervisors do not need to be certified playground inspectors, but on a daily basis should check to see that: equipment is anchored well into the ground; the equipment has no cracks; the ground cover is in place under the equipment; and the ground cover is free from debris.
Before children are allowed to use the playground equipment at the beginning of the school year, the physical educator or a teacher should show how to use the equipment properly.
www.playgroundsafety.org /safety/supervision_guidelines.htm   (973 words)

 Playground Safety - The Problem-Injury Fact Book   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Most injuries that occur on playgrounds are associated with climbing equipment, slides and swings.
In 2000, NPPS developed a safety survey; sponsored a Playground Safety School to promote playground safety and advocacy at the community level; and conducted a conference about age-appropriate playground design, which generated equipment recommendations for designers, manufacturers, and consumers.
CDC must devote resources to developing and using safer playground equipment and surfaces and to educating the public about playground safety issues.
www.cdc.gov /ncipc/fact_book/20_Playground_Safety.htm   (444 words)

 Playground Plus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Playground Plus is a multi user realtime elsewhere-too talk server written in C for UNIX.
Its multi-user because it allows hundreds of people to connect to it at the same time, realtime because if you send a message to another person connected to the system then they'll see it instantly and elsewhere-too because its code is based on the elsewhere-too (ewtoo) system which was developed by Simon Marsh.
Playground Plus is actually a bug fixed and updated version of Playground 96 (written by Mike Bourdaa, Chris Allegretta, Hans Peterson and Valerie Kelly) and was developed predominantly by Silver, phyphor and blimey.
pgplus.ewtoo.org   (465 words)

 Playground Partners
Playground Partners is a group dedicated to keeping Central Park's playgrounds clean, safe and well maintained.
Playground Partners raises funds to support the maintenance work of its crews through mailings to friends and to the parents of their children's classmates.
Playground Partners invites all playground users to get involved; most of our Partners are the parents of the children who enjoy the playgrounds.
centralparknyc.org /support/womenscommitteeprograms/playgroundpartners   (255 words)

 playground   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The playground design was created with input from children in the community who attended a “Design Day” event in March.
According to the first ever Gallup organization study on playground use in the United States, there are still not enough safe playgrounds in communities nationwide to serve the number of children who live in them.
“Playgrounds play such an important role in the physical, emotional and social development of children, we hope the Gallup survey will serve as a wake-up call to parents and community leaders all over that we need to provide more safe play spaces for our kids.
www.nvfs.org /playground.htm   (911 words)

 Home Playground Safety Tips
Each year, about 200,000 children are treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms for playground equipment-related injuries - an estimated 148,000 of these injuries involve public playground equipment and an estimated 51,000 involve home playground equipment.
Playground Maintenance - Playgrounds should be inspected on a regular basis.
Many children have died when a rope they were wearing got caught on playground equipment, or they became entangled in a rope.
www.kidsource.com /CPSC/playground.safety.news.html   (816 words)

 Playground   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The new playground, is itself, not simply a swing set on a patch of sand, it is beautifully designed and nestled by mature, native trees to provide shade, with wonderful views of the glistening lake and conveniently located to concession/restrooms.
The playground has been designed to be accessible for all children, regardless of mental/physical disability.
This universal playground is the first in the County of San Bernardino and has been funded through the Proposition 40, California Clean Water, Clean Air, Safe Neighborhoods Parks and Coastal Protection Act of 2002 - Per Capita Program and generous donations by the San Bernardino County Children's Fund.
www.co.san-bernardino.ca.us /parks/funforall.htm   (135 words)

 Park Destinations :: Playgrounds
Playgrounds and their programs are maintained with the help of volunteer committees that raise funds and organize special events.
Featuring chess/checkers tables and large bronze frog sculptures that spout water, this playground is right near the Children's Corner, home of the Zoo and Carousel, and the Audubon Center.
Located in a beautifully wooded dale, this playground features a maze of swings, jungle gyms and walkways surrounded by shady benches.
www.prospectpark.org /dest/main.cfm?target=play   (688 words)

 Playground Equipment | Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) | US EPA
A typical set of playground equipment made with recovered-content plastic lumber can contain plastic recovered from between 31,500 and 63,000 milk and water jugs.
Playground equipment made with recovered plastics may also contain other recovered materials such as wood or fiberglass.
Playground equipment may also be subject to state and local codes and standards as well as Federal child safety laws.
www.epa.gov /cpg/products/plgrndeq.htm   (495 words)

 Playground Safety   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Playground equipment- related injuries account for many of these injuries each year.
Playgrounds need to be inspected regularly to ensure that the equipment is being properly maintained.
At least 8 inches should be left between each suspended swing, a swing and the support frame, and the underside of a swing seat and the ground.
www.fha.state.md.us /cphs/sa/html/playgrd.html   (733 words)

 Playground-Related Statistics
Most injuries on public playground equipment were associated with climbing equipment (53%), swings (19%), and slides (17%).
NEISS collects playground product-related data from a selected sample of more than 100 hospital emergency departments located throughout the U.S. Thus, only emergency room injuries are recorded and the national statistics are estimates.
To address the growing concern for playground safety, the National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) was established in 1995 through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
fp.uni.edu /its/et/productionhouse/playground/resources/statistics.html   (562 words)

 National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Home Page
Make sure that children play on playground equipment that is appropriate for their age.
Check playground equipment to make sure it is in good repair, without jagged edges or sharp points.
Make sure there is fencing between the playground and the street to prevent children from running in front of cars.
www.safeusa.org /playgro/playgrou.htm   (528 words)

 EPIC - Playground Safety Regulations FAQ
It "grandfathers in" playgrounds installed between January 1, 1994 and December 31, 1999, for fifteen years, if they are upgraded to be as protective as the November 1994 CPSC Guidelines.
In some cases, agencies that already have some form of "control" over specific playgrounds (e.g., schools, businesses, etc.) will probably come under pressure from their insurers to be diligent about compliance.
For Certified Playground Safety Inspectors in your area, call the California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) at (916) 665-2777 or on the web: http://www.cprs.org.
www.dhs.ca.gov /EPIC/playgrounds/playground_faq.htm   (1485 words)

The Fox Island Playground was officially dedicated at the FICRA Fair on Saturday, August 12, 2000.
Playground Committee Chairperson Marcy Powell was on hand to oversee the ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of the gazebo, and radio station KGHP broadcasted the event live.
The Fox Island Playground was assembled on July 17th and 18th, 1999 on the grounds of the Nichols Community Center.
www.foxisland.net /playground.htm   (788 words)

 Playground Surfacing - Wetpour - Playground Equipment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Playground design, playground equipment, playground accessories, playground surfacing - For customers who do not have their own designers, or who do not have sufficient resources available, we can offer simple playground design services in-house.
PLAYGROUNDS (UK) LTD is a small but well established independent company offering a complete range of playground services equipment installation, safer surfacing - grass mats, loosefill,wetpour and maintenance.
Wetpour playground safer surfacing always uses an EPDM wearing course and is laid according to BSEN:1177 as certified by the Centre for Sports Technology.
www.playgrounds.uk.com   (448 words)

 Marcy Playground - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The self-titled album was released in 1997, and Marcy Playground emerged into the mainstream with the success of the single "Sex and Candy." Marcy Playground is quiet and minimalist in tone, but filled with emotion and childhood imagery.
Marcy Playground's next outing was 1999's Shapeshifter, in many ways a more complex album than Marcy Playground, despite not being as much of a success commercially as the self-titled album.
Leary's outrage was eased once he learned that Capitol Records, former home of the Butthole Surfers and then-current home of Marcy Playground, had pitched the artwork to Wozniak as original work from their own art department and that Marcy Playground had no knowledge of the work's origins.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Marcy_Playground   (720 words)

 National Playground Safety Week
Playground Safety Week is a time for everyone to focus on playgrund safety and to advocate safety and injury prevention on our nations's playgrounds.
We encourage nurses to take photos of playground equipment so that if a child gets hurt on the playground, the child can point out the equipment on which he was injured.
The National Program for Playground Safety focuses attention on this national problem and guides the efforts of thousands of individuals who want children to play in safer playground environments.
fp.uni.edu /its/et/productionhouse/playground/safety_week.html   (1132 words)

 How Safe Is Your Playground?
We tend to think of playgrounds as places that provide the perfect opportunity for our children to develop motor and cognitive skills, and to learn and practice the socialization skills they are beginning to develop.
Because children at age 2 are developmentally different from children at age 8, the same type of playground equipment is not appropriate for all children.
The surface in place under and around the playground equipment is a major contributing factor in determining the degree of injury that may occur with any fall.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/hl/sp/chil/parplay.jsp   (712 words)

Although many playgrounds may be "ADA Accessible," such playgrounds are not necessarily designed to allow children with disabilities to play along side their able-bodied peers.
Nor do such playgrounds address the needs of children with sensory (such as hearing and vision), developmental (like autism and Down’s Syndrome), and physical (mobility) limitations by allowing such children to play in a manner that best promotes development and interaction with others.
In conjunction with the City of Evanston and the Evanston Parks Foundation, the playground will be built in Lawson Park at the Lighthouse Landing Center and is expected to be completed in mid-2007.
www.noahsplayground.org /Playground.html   (751 words)

 Playground safety 2001 Report Cards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the original study done in 1998-2000, the overall grade for public playgrounds in the United States was a C.
The study concluded that America's children are at potential risk while at play, particularly in regard to two of the lowest scoring (F's) elements of the study, supervision and age-appropriate design.
In addition, we now notice more signs being placed on playgrounds indicated that children should always be supervised and directing adults to appropriate play equipment for children.
www.playgroundsafety.org /reportcard/archives/2001_report_cards.htm   (337 words)

 Playground Safety: Playground Safety   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A parent needs to refrain from burying her face in a book, engaging in deep conversation or getting involved with other distractions that prevent her from keeping a close eye on her child.
Because toddlers do not know how to fall properly and protect their heads, playground equipment should not be higher than 4 feet.
The area beneath playground equipment is just as important as the apparatus itself.
www.focusonyourchild.com /health/art1/a0000095.html   (436 words)

 Heckscher Playground
Central Park's largest playground (over 3 acres), Heckscher is unlike most others in that it is not on the perimeter, but between 61st and 63rd Streets.
This playground offers a range of play equipment geared toward school-age children, including 14 swings, seesaws, a water feature, and a wooden suspension bridge; it also features its own restroom facilities.
Initiated in 1991 by the Women's Committee of the Central Park Conservancy, Playground Partners is a group of volunteers who ensure that Central Park's 21 playgrounds are kept safe and well maintained.
www.centralparknyc.org /virtualpark/southend/heckscherpg   (179 words)

 NPCAI - International Playground Contractors Association - Playground Licensing Requirements   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Indicating that Playgrounds open to the public built by a public agency or any other entity shall conform to the playground related standards set forth by the ASTM and the playground related guidelines set forth by the CPSC.
The S206 Act concerning playground safety and supplementing the State Uniform Construction Code Act, has adopted the CPSC Handbook for Public Playground Safety or any successor as mandatory New Jersey Standards for all new Playgrounds.
For existing playgrounds, they require compliance with surfacing guidelines by Octoner 18, 2004 for all owners and set October 18, 2007 as date for equipment complaince for public and privately owned playgrounds.
www.playground-contractors.org /index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=15&Itemid=30   (2470 words)

 Playgrounds Magazine Website
Playgrounds Magazine is working to bring you a new updated website.
Playgrounds Magazine is an independently published entertainment tabloid.
Views expressed in Playgrounds Magazine do not necessarily represent those of anyone other than the person who expressed them.
www.playgroundsmag.com   (107 words)

 Playground Crew Project
Procedure: There was a time when it was believed that the primary venue for learning was the classroom, and that the playground was simply a place where children burned off surplus energy or rejuvenated themselves so that they could go about doing "more important things" in the classroom.
Their guidance and presence on the playground helped children to be actively involved in learning how to get along in a way that was safe and fun.
Steph took the Social Development class in 2001 and volunteered to spend almost twice the number of Playground Crew hours as the course requires, simply because she loved helping others and being with children.
www.kzoo.edu /psych/playground_crew/index.html   (863 words)

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