Preventing Playground Injuries

Yards, parks or playgrounds can be safe places for young children to play. 

Look for some of these features of safe play areas:  

  • Spaces fenced in or well away from busy streets and traffic 
  • Playground equipment in good repair 
  • Soft surfaces below climbing structures and swings (wood chips, rubber, pea gravel, sand) 
  • Grassy areas for games, paths for bicycling.

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