How can I help my child stay safe at the playground, and still have fun
Play on equipment that is the right size
Look for dangers in the area like broken glass
Stay within arms reach of young children on the playground
Playground Safety
Keeping your Child Safe at the Playground

Playgrounds are a great place for children to have make-believe play, challenge their bodies, and learn about sharing and taking turns with others.

  • Safe playgrounds for children under age 5 should have equipment that is less than 5 feet tall.
  • Close, active supervision is the best way to prevent your child from being hurt on the playground.
  • Choose a playground that has a deep, soft surface, like pea gravel, sand, wood chips or rubber tiles.

Click here to download our parent booklet: "Keep Kids Safe: A Parent's Guide to Playground Safety"