I visited the Tumbling Bay Playground in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park after my Open House Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park tour last weekend. A real inspiration for play ground design. No boundary fence, spiky planting used as part of the planting mix, natural elements used in construction and a real sense of danger in the play equipment.
Is it a reasonable expectation of parents that our children are safe when playing on a playground? Safety standards, especially those related to playground safety surfaces, play a huge role in answering this question. But are the safety standards really safe? It could be argued that they currently are not.