Magazine article Parks & Recreation

The Quest for Playground Safety. (Playgrounds)

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

The Quest for Playground Safety. (Playgrounds)

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In this issue you will find a series of articles that focus on Playground Safety, written by some of the leading experts in the field. They cover some of the major factors that can be linked to playground injuries -- how children play; how design affects safety; designs to integrate children with disabilities into play. There are articles that address signage, risk management and maintenance. In short, this is another gathering of vital information to help us protect our children and provide safe environments.

Children are our future, and will direct the future of our country. It is our responsibility -- as parents, adults and professionals -- to guide them and protect them as they grow and learn. As a direct survivor of the September 11th disaster I saw, firsthand, the terrible after-effects on the surviving children; and today I see the care and attention that these children require to regain their normal youthful out look and growth. …

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