This column continues my thoughts on using a hazard based approach to equipment performance and safety. Where does the responsibility lie for children's safety on the playground? Playground owners? Playground managers? Designers? Safety inspectors? Yes!
Ken Kutska explores the dilemma of new innovative playground equipment's lack of solid definitions for ASTM and CPSC standards. Risk and safety pose the problem of balancing "not too much and not too little" in playground design.
It is an exciting time when a new playground comes to a community. From planning to finish, the local children wait with anticipation. Hopefully, the owner has employed a quality contractor to build...
Jay Beckwith explores the latest trends in playgrounds. The loudest chatter is all about challenge. People are complaining that playgrounds are boring and that their children don’t want to go to them, but this need not be the case.