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Kids world was initially constructed in 1993 by hundreds of community volunteers in just one week. The 8000 square foot wooden playground is popular, well-loved and was built by the community, so keeping it in good condition is very important to the locals. The unique all wood structure requires a special maintenance regimen to ensure it can hold up against the elements year after year.
She was 11 at the time and remembers stepping off onto the platform, her tights snagging onto an exposed bolt as it ripped her leg open. After a moderately successful scar reduction surgery, the family sued Washington farms for failing to maintain the playground equipment.
Playground time is supposed to be fun, but it sometimes leads to injury. Many of those injuries that occur on playgrounds can be avoided with precautionary measures. Lack of supervision, investigating, misjudgement, coordination, and risky choices are among the many ways common playground injuries occur.
The slide/climbing tower at a new sports hub is being used as a public toilet, it has been claimed. A woman living in the town says that people are defecating and urinating on the tower and slide and had seen urine and faeces on the equipment when she brought her two children to the playground.
Despite being 4,000 kilometres apart, tackling playground waste was the main drawcard for senior division winners, Heathcote Sydney, and junior division winners, Kent Street Perth, with both schools designing a mountable payload that could identify and collect rubbish through artificial learning and specially designed robotic arms.
Western Australian five year was playing on a merry go round at a park in Geraldton when his pinkie toe on his right foot was caught in the gap before the equipment rotated, ultimately causing his ligaments to stretch out before his toe was brutally pulled from his foot.
A playground turned into a raging inferno in spring. The county fires office is investigating I and believe someone may have set fire to the grass and equipment. The fire apartment responded quickly to the scene, but the playground was at a total loss.
The sole playground for children was an abandoned land used as a garbage dump. Rain would form pools amid garbage creating an unhygienic setting beyond its unsuitability for play, the land posed substantial health risks, however a non-governmental development organisation has converted the place into a child friendly playground.
Built over the summer with donated funds, the playground gives children more room to play at a time where policies like the city curfew, restrictions on unaccompanied minors and gun violence are at an all time high. Advocates have made the case that quality playtime is vital to children’s physical and emotional health and the lack of playgrounds in less wealthy areas has become part of a bigger debate about the need for fair educational equity.
The playground is striking for its simplicity and use of colour. Built in 1976, the one acre modernist playground designed by a prominent sculptor and landscape architect Is still one of Atlanta’s most widely used and creative works of public art.
police and firefighters were dispatched around 1:51 AM to a park and found one of the playgrounds ‘s largest structures engulfed in flames. The playgrounds main feature that included slides and climbers was severely damaged and could cost more than $150,000 to replace.
An expensive playground has left some users questioning the limited parking spaces available. Featuring a 12.8-metre-high play tower two flying fox is row play equipment a wave and pump track and additional basketball half court, it is the tallest playground tower in New Zealand. However, sometimes it takes over half an hour to find parking.
Spray paint was found on the bike trail and on the play equipment at a nearby park. Police have inquired to the public for help identifying the culprits.
The highlight of the Polonia Reserve is its playground which boasts of five-way swing, accessible spinner, trampoline, rockers, and a custom play Dome, providing A diverse range of play experiences for children of all abilities. Nature play elements and a learn to ride track encourages youngsters to connect with nature and embrace outdoor activities.
The only glow-in-the-dark playground in Texas is now under construction and is scheduled to be open in November Deputy city manager who is helping to make the Parker reality explains where the idea came from.
A video has gone viral of a American cop trying out a children’s slide before skidding face down across the playgrounds turf. it is not the first time an adult has experienced a rough descent of the side; in November a city councillor member lost his shoe while coming down and similarly ended up face down.
Dublin city parks has been monitoring the issue and is reassuring regular users of the park that the playground will be sorted soon. This comes after several people complained about the rats since the start of the summer.
Safety concerns have been raised after a small child was hurt by a spiked object while at a playground. The toddler was stabbed by the spiked object hidden in the sand at the Sindone Family Park in Varsity Lakes on the Gold Coast.
Education Queensland has admitted to destroying trees planted in memory of deceased teachers to build a $16,000 retractable umbrella, as part of an infrastructure blitz at a school that rarely has more than 50 students on campus.
A Dallas suburb broke ground Monday on the country’s first glow-in-the-dark playground. Construction started Monday on the 18,000 square foot nplayground, including a 27-foot climbing sphere, slides, swings, an obstacle course and zip lines, a toddler playground, and signature LED lights throughout.
Boston police are investigating after baggies of white powder, a needle, and a glove were discovered at a South Boston playground. According to a WBZ news report, a woman caring for a 15-month-old child spotted the suspicious items on the ground which was labelled “Vitamin C ascorbic acid powder.”
The new Chutes and Ladders playground is based on the popular boardgame. A walking path weaves through the hillside with plenty of chances for kids to climb up ladders and slide down slides.
Village Board members acknowledged at a recent board meeting that the equipment is old and the village’s insurance carrier expressed concerns about the equipment’s condition. They will determine if some of the playground equipment will be relocated at Gulf Street Park, or perhaps another park. The village may also declare some of the equipment surplus if it is deemed in too rough of shape.
Michele Hazel cried “happy tears” as she watched her six-year-old daughter Ella, who has a rare chromosomal disorder, use a slippery slide at her local school for the first time by herself. It was made possible by a new interactive and accessible playground at Port Macquarie Public School.
The playground will include state-of-the art features, including rubber and turf surfacing, a pavilion, a sand area, zip lines, music and art elements, and ADA accessibility.
A fence was installed around a public playground and some neighbours claim they have lost access to a community asset, whilst parents of school children who use the playground during school times say the fence is for their children’s protection.
The city is partnering with Project Playground, a Houston-based business that takes playground equipment that’s being retired or demolished and refurbishes it before relocating it to new homes overseas.
Police and firefighters are investigating after two children suffered burn-like injuries on playground as it is discovered muriatic acid, a pool chemical, was poured on the slides.
The Town of Rotterdam has released images of vandalism at a local park/playground. Thanks to the town’s Park and Recreation Crew, the vandalism has been cleaned up.
City leaders said the Pearl Park is an active construction site with signs that say, “Do not enter.” They said people are not abiding by the warnings, and crews have seen significant vandalism to the playground, therefore the city has installed cameras to monitor the park.
Wisbech Adventure Playground will be shut for several weeks for “damaged play equipment to be repaired”, said Cambridgeshire County Council, which owns. The damage was of the wear-and-tear variety and was not being attributed to vandalism.
The department is urging parents to stay cautious and aware of the equipment that their children are playing on. Newsline 9 went out to measure the temperature of playground equipment, and some clocked in around 140 degrees. The Wausau Fire Department says that 140 degrees can cause second or third-degree burns within minutes.
Upon further investigation, it was determined that the slide structure had become obsolete and unreplaceable, and that the safety surface heaving was also largely unrepairable due to significant penetration of roots both under the safety surface and intertwined into the foundations.
In Zahorianivka, two children were injured by an explosion of an unknown object. A 13-year-old child has shrapnel wounds to his limbs. The younger one, a 10-year-old, sustained an abdominal wound. The tragedy happened on a playground where the boys were playing.
Advanced tree planting is currently underway at 100 playgrounds across Wagga Wagga and its surrounding villages to help increase the amount of shade available in the future.
Locals question why playground was set to be demolished and replaced rather than donated to a neighbourhood with over 100 children who have nothing. Volunteers are now requesting help to relocate the playground.
Melted slides, twisted metal poles and charred awnings. This was what was left of a toddler’s playground after an arson last year in July, until it’s reopening a year later.
The formal dedication of the new Douglass Community Centerplayground Wednesday celebrated a community gathering point that will serve as a reminder for the struggles and accomplishments of Black Americans through history.
In many ways, this playground is a community success story. Many of the children involved in the original design and construction phase, more than 20 years ago, are now themselves parents with children. Since then, there have been several major renewal efforts to the Playground on the Pecos, but its upkeep remains an ongoing challenge.
The Duncan Fire Department and North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP responded to the fire at 2:40 a.m. Friday to find a play structure at Centennial Park on First Street completely engulfed in flames.
As we know, building large, high-quality and attractive parks and playgrounds is a key strategy to bring families to your development and create a community feel that adds real value. But there’s another aspect to a tailor-made playground that takes it to a whole new level that you may be missing.
The 50 year-old wooden structure has been replaced by modern, poly-vinyl slides and swings. It features a racehorse theme, in a nod to the nearby Pimlico Race Course. Mayor Brandon Scott did more than cut the ribbon on one new playground in Pikesville. It was the start to his promised parks and recreation revitalization
The Vale Elementary School in Cashmere was temporarily on lockdown after someone drove through the school playground Friday afternoon. At 2:22 p.m., a blue Volkswagen Jetta drove through two sets of gates, crashing into the play area and exiting onto Pioneer street at high speeds.
Swings once again targeted at Millennium Park, on Acorn Way in Grimethorpe. This playground was identified as one of the worst-hit areas in Barnsley and had almost £30,000 lavished on it five years ago when yobs set fire to its equipment.
Mayor Lee Namey memorial park in Wilkes-Barre has been the cause of concern for parents as sharp edges of previously removed equipment are exposed where children could injure themselves. Stumps of previously removed equipment remain with sharp edges exposed. Some Parents in the area say that is a danger to local children and pets that visit the park daily.
A recently opened playground was vandalised over the weekend, with the additional features posing a horrific danger to children. Tyre marks were branded onto the grass and upside down nails were glued onto the play equipment in two different areas at Waikato Parks on New Zealand’s north island, with one unsuspecting local catching sight of the mess during a walk.
The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said he also saw a handful of needle caps around the park. “It is totally unacceptable that Joondalup, a city renowned for the speed and efficiency of meter maids, cannot ensure basic public safety.”
The 16-year local councillor took to Facebook after a story appeared about a newly painted Mongrel Mob addition to the fence of a Maraenui property that borders Fitzgerald Place. “I’m confident the newly-painted fence will not stop regular users from coming to the park, or intimidate anyone away from the area. It is a safe place for local children to play,” she said.
Lunchtime is usually a highlight during the day for students, and a new sensory playground at Paul B. Stephens ESE Center helps meet the needs of students. The new playground at the center in Pinellas County allows all students to be independent while using touch, sound and movement. It’s Pinellas County Schools’ first sensory-therapeutic, wheelchair-accessible playground.
Recently, one of the so-called “cocaine-hippos” burst into a school yard in which both pupils and parents present. “The mothers get scared when they see an animal of that size,” teacher Dunia Arango told AFP. This time, the uninvited guest chomped at some fruit trees before moving off into the adjacent fields. But a bloat of hippos set up a home in a lake just 20 yards from the school.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) inspectors who were called to the scene believed that the cats head was placed in that location on purpose, but because the body had not yet been found, it was unclear if the cat had been deliberately killed.
For Madelyn Diluigi, a senior at Independence High School, helping people with special needs is something she is passionate about. So when she learned last year about a school playground in another county that had a wheelchair accessible swing she wanted to learn more and find out if Loudoun schools had anything like it.
A rattlesnake wanted to come out and play at a playground in East County. Rattlesnake wranglers said with the rain gone, more snakes are slithering out looking for food.
Construction has commenced on a $3.8 million all-ages, nature-based playground in a milestone for Perth Zoo’s Master Plan 2040. The project is designed to be accessible to children of all abilities, with expected completion by Spring this year.
Four years after moving into their home, parents say youngsters are still unable to use the equipment they were promised to play on. Some families who moved into the area claim that the new playground was part of the reason they moved, but four years on, their children are now too old.
Everyone likes to play on the playground, whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart! Watch and laugh at these design fails, people missing monkey bars, big kids riding spring animals and getting a little too adventurous in the playground!
NSW Minister for Health Ryan Park said the brand-new sensory playground encourages children and young people who are staying or receiving treatments to explore their imagination in fun and engaging ways while providing an inviting space for the whole family to seek respite outdoors.
A mother has shared gruesome pictures of the injury her four-year-old daughter suffered after she went down a slide at newly built ANZAC playground. She explained that the slide appeared to have a very sharp underside and urged parents to watch their kids while playing at the park.
A 25-year-old man will appear in court after allegedly crashing into a school in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs, coming to a stop in the playground.
Police on Thursday responded to a hazard call in the area of College and Lippincott Streets. There officers found 15 used construction nails throughout the playground at Kensington Community School.
Twenty-seven new children’s playgrounds will be created, four upgraded, 10 relocated and 20 consolidated under sweeping changes being considered by Sutherland Shire Council.
In May 2022, Little Steps and the Chamber had a ribbon-cutting for the new playground for 1- and 2-year-olds that the state grant Build Learn Grow helped fund. Tami Beery, Little Steps director, said the equipment for the 3- to 5-year-olds was ordered at the same time as the 1- to 2-year-olds equipment but it arrived about nine months late.
A huge family adventure playground that cost £3.6million to build has now opened to the public. ‘The Lost Garden’ adventure play area at the iconic Blenheim Palace features unique wooden structures, interactive water features, play trails and winding walkways.
Playgrounds today are becoming more varied, more accessible, and more customized, according to playground experts. Some, surprisingly, may even be getting slightly more dangerous, at least within the limits of U.S. safety standards, giving American children more opportunity to take risks and push limits.
When the family returned to their home in Exmoor, Devon, Bethany spotted a tick on his neck under his ear and another in his hair. Bethany realised the playground was next to open fields ‘’which would be rife with deer ticks, which carry Lyme disease.”
Pohe Island Aventure Playground opened in December last year, and just months prior to opening, borer was found in some of the timber. Whangārei District Council project engineer for the playground, Fiona Pratt, said “as soon as the borer was identified, the worst-affected areas were immediately replaced and all poles were sand-blasted to remove paint, before being fumigated and repainted.”
Swings at a playground in County Durham were set on fire by a group of youths at the weekend. Dalton-le-Dale Park, near Seaham, has become a breeding ground for anti-social behaviour.
Racial slurs were graffitied on a playground and sign in Beveridge, Melbourne last week. Police are now investigating the graffiti on a playground in Burnett Drive Reserve and the Mandalay estate sale sign.
Rainbow R Technology, a start-up company that specializes in software for indoor playgrounds, has announced a new AI-based indoor playground Rainbow R Adventures. A single-mom tech entrepreneur, said, “The AI can recognize specific situations, such as crying, cussing, fighting, and coughing, and alert staff to take appropriate action immediately, ensuring the safety of children and preventing potential incidents from escalating.
A six-year-old girl sustained serious head injuries when she fell from a bird’s nest-style swing at a playground in February. While the circumstances and findings of this incident are not finalised, this alert serves as a prompt to those responsible for playgrounds to ensure adequate risk assessments are conducted.
Families living near a burnt-out playground named the saddest in London have called on the local council to fix it. The adventure play area at Leyton Square Park in Peckham has been sealed off behind metal fencing since a fire in the summer of last year. Families have called for the playground to be fixed after children were sneaking through the fence to use the slide.
Child and mother sue public limited company as a result of his fall off monkey bars on a playground, causing a fractured elbow which now leaves a 6-inch medical scar. It was claimed there was an alleged failure to provide an adequate and safe ground surface at the playground.
Inspired by research into parents’ views on how children play and the role of technology in children’s development, The Connected Playground combines traditional play with elements with lights, sound and interactive equipment powered entirely by its gigabit broadband and 5G mobile networks.
The Friends of Glenbow Education Society has a lofty goal of raising half a million dollars by 2025. So, what could be so expensive? It seems that is what it will cost to replace Glenbow School’s 25-year-old playground.
Fire investigators say it appears the fire was set by homeless people for warmth and got out of control. Such fires have become common in recent years, though a spokesman says there have been fewer of them this year.
Smoking and vaping is prohibited in Hamilton City Council owned parks, but there are no “no smoking” signs to be seen at this large playground.
The new playground called Joya – meaning jewel in Spanish – will be the “crown jewel” of playgrounds in the suburb. Joya will be an inclusive glow playground that, while fun in the daytime, will come alive at night with interactive features that glow, allowing for day and evening play,” the city said in the release.
A popular playground with the disabled community disability swing has been stolen along with a number of native trees. Christchurch’s mayor has stepped in to replace the swing for the community.
“While we have many treasured playgrounds, we don’t have many of this size and scale that cater for older children. With so many schools nearby, I’m sure this playground will be well used and much-loved for years to come.”
Youngsters from across the region were left disappointed last week after the basket swing was stolen from the Harcourt Play Space in Stanley Park North. The council has ordered a new basket swing and aims to install the new swing as soon as possible.
Built in 1992, the nature play structure has brought joy and entertainment to many children, but is showing very obvious wear and tear and needs to be brought up to current national safety standards.
The invention of our beloved and popular monkey bars isn’t just play equipment for children, many developmental psychologists have recently confirmed that the equipment is essential for children’s growth and development in risk taking, regulating their fears and responding effectively to real life danger.
A primary school In Alabama has become the first of many to apply a full sunshade to their playground after students parent diagnosed with melanoma questioned their sun safety efforts
Somerset Park is soon to open its disability inclusive anzac themed playground, a 2.55-million-dollar project which has been in construction since 2018
Popular adventure playground in Belfast confirms they will replace the original slide taken from the playground after families were left unhappy with the decision to remove it rather than replace it.
Community seeks fundraising efforts for the full replacement of their Wizard of Oz themed playground built in April 2000. A further report conducted in July 2021 concluded that the playground needed a 55K update or 360K complete replacement of the out of date wooded-material structure.
Mixed opinions from the public on new playscape littered with huge boulders, perched slides on wheeled dollies and steal ladders and hard surfacing. The playground is the latest creation of Mike Hewson, an artist-engineer from New Zealand who is renowned for designing extremely perilous-looking play spaces for kids.
Uganda parents declare new playground ‘rainbow’ design represents and reflects certain acts that go against the norms of their people and have since had it removed. Mayor of Entebbe claims the climbing frame had been painted as part of a bid to refurbish the children’s park.
Large eucalyptus tree snaps over playground in Subiaco at 9am on Saturday morning. No one is believed to be injured and Subiaco council has not commented on the incident
Children help cut red ribbon to officially open an all-access playground at the imperial valley centre for exceptional children. Swings designed for children with limited accessibility, stand up swing chairs and appropriate rubber surfacing were some of the many new upgrades made to the old playground.
Work to remove the soft fall surface material at a popular playground in Bargara has renewed concerns about the safety of the recycled rubber material used nationwide. Although using recycled landfill tires for sustainability, environmental groups say the plan has backfired spectacularly.
Architects and designers around the world are looking to make cities spongier using nature-based solutions to better absorb water. In dense cities like New York, where open space is scarce, officials are rethinking a neighbourhood mainstay; the school playground.
The slide was completely melted, and the metal steps and benches appear to also have been torched. Most if not all of the playground and structures will have to be replaced due to the damage.
The new $7 million Ruth Park Play Space in Coombs is a hit with the kids, but one Canberra mother won’t likely return until there are toilets and a dedicated car park.
The Mukanthi Nature Play Space opened in 2017 and rapidly attracted big crowds, putting pressure on the 35-space car park, causing visitors to park on neighbouring streets. With the new triple capacity lot, families are now finding it much easier to access the park.
All-inclusive and toddler friendly, this playground provides music play, splash pads, wheelchair accessibility and is themed to the popular children’s movie ‘a bugs life’.
The new playground at Albany’s Henderson Park is more elaborate than the one it replaced. It also comes with a warning that falling from the equipment on hard ground could result in death.
Melted metal plates, flags and poles are all that remains of a plastic pirate ship at a park which was renovated only a few years ago. Police believe some sort of accelerant was used to start the fire.
Parents were left horrified and demanding answers after children at a childcare facility were exposed to a stash of ‘narcotic paraphernalia’ needles that had been hidden on one of the gated and locked playgrounds behind the building.
School playground near intersection is ploughed by speeding car, children were not present at the time. Principal tells how this is not the first time a car has caused an incident in the school playground.
Praise from the community for new playground that opens the opportunity for children with physical, cognitive, sensory and neurodiverse disabilities to play. Most equipment is wheelchair accessible and has blind children in mind, designing artwork with carved grooves at wheelchair height.
“Who’d want to steal swings from kids and the community?” It is a question Robin Grieve doesn’t really expect to be answered, but he’s hoping community help will see swings stolen from the playground returned.
Some experts say the design of many playgrounds is sexist, as much more space is devoted to boys, who tend to play sports more than girls, at the expense of space for children who may prefer climbing, socialising and imaginative play.
In attempt to discourage bad behaviour such as crime and drug use from happening in these spaces.
10-month old survives fentanyl overdose after accidental ingestion at a popular park in San Francisco
Plans to build the city’s largest playground at Foreshore Park are in full swing where people of all ages and abilities can come together, have some fun and enjoy everything Newcastle has to offer.
The herbicide glyphosate will continue to be used to control weeds in the Town of Bassendean after the council was told alternative strategies would be too expensive and ineffective.
More than 20 students and teachers were hurt after a pair of dogs got onto an unfenced school playground, injuries obtained from bites, scratches and chaos that followed.
$330K project to remove organic wood chips from the city’s CBD playground and replace with wetpour in a bid to reduce maintenance [SUBSCRIPTION READ ONLY].
In a public service announcement Thursday afternoon, the territory said the order it sent to child-care operators last week was actually just a recommendation, despite originally telling operators it was a requirement.
A letter from the director of early learning and child care, told operators to “refrain from using playground equipment for the duration of the winter season.” “The evidence is overwhelming that the ability to play and take risks is essential for a child’s development. For ECE, the licensing body, to not take that into account is disconcerting.
Trio of teens noticed that younger kids around them were not spending much time in the city’s playgrounds. After speaking to play experts, they explored the possibilities of creative play, and conducted a social experiment by building a playground designed for kids, by kids.
Some suggest the play element is where bodies are buried, others suggested random things like this are there for creative play.
First aid group CPR kids issued the fresh warning over hot surfaces and playground equipment which can burn young feet as the change of season approaches. “…I really wish councils would invest in shade cloth over parks,” one mum said.
One of the first WA metropolitan councils to install a communications board at one of its playgrounds for children with communication difficulties.
Spotted by morning walkers early in the day, the discovery triggered panic among local residents as children play there regularly
Despite its intimidating appearance, the playground is replete with safety features, including soft-fall foam flooring that only looks like Melbourne’s classic bluestone. Is it worth giving kids a robust play space if it comes with increased risk, no matter how relatively small that risk may be?
Both women sued over ankle injuries sustained, on different occasions, as they got out of a bird’s nest basket swing in the Newcastle community playground which had been built after members of the local community raised funds.
Liverpool City Council has agreed to adopt a public space protection order (PSPO) tightening rules over dog fouling and inappropriate behaviour.
The three-year order will ban dogs from 70+ playgrounds, sports pitches and cemeteries.
Rats have taken over a popular Dublin playground, placing the health and safety of children in the area at risk. Dublin City Council have been dealing with the issue for months by removing overgrowth, surveying the drains, filling a number of holes identified in planters, clearing patio and inside units in the area.
The panel appears to be part of an augmented reality (AR) game, which allows players to view a virtual world on their device as they walk through the park. It’s billed as a way to “get the kids off the couch and active outside” but some parents are not at all impressed by the concept.
Communication board designed and installed a earlier this year to make playground more inclusive space for non-verbal and semi-verbal kids. To use the board, kids point to pictures to express their thoughts and feelings.
Go visit any successful gym franchise on the planet. Notice how there are always five rows of treadmills? That’s because people use them. The same logic should apply to swings. You could ask any parent at their local playground – it’s easy to find their children, they’ll be at the swings – and the feedback would be the same… This is a missed opportunity.
Standards Australia, which develops but does not enforce or regulate safety requirements, will hold a forum in November to examine standards associated with playground equipment.
basketball being played at Park has affected the quality of life and wellbeing of some residents and will be permanently removed as they could not be modified to bring it within acceptable noise levels.
After interviewing Indigenous elders and people from the community, playground designed around an inclusive path, which branches out into nine separate areas representing local animals.
Schools provide many ways for kids to learn and develop their cognitive skills, including the playground. Here are the reasons schools should have a playground.
Fire fighter rescue crew, a spray can of cheese and 30 minutes later freed from entrapment.
After complaining to the school board about the musical instruments installed at a playground near their home in Orland Park, Illinois, some homeowners took matters into their own hands and blasted explicit music while children were playing.
In a bid to create an inclusive environment, communication boards have been installed at two local playgrounds, colourfully helping individuals with speech difficulties express their feelings.