Did you know that National Playground Safety Weeks is this week?
What is National Playground Safety Week?
National Playground Safety Week is a week dedicated to the preservation and safety maintenance of our playgrounds. It is a nation-wide pledge and here in Colorado Springs, we look to make an effort to maintain all of the wonderful parks and playgrounds we have in our beautiful community.
So what can you do? Here is a list of suggestions by the National Program of Playground Safety, the organization who started this nation-wide pledge:
- Create and hang posters in schools and community areas outlining S.A.F.E. playground practices.
- Complete playground equipment safety checks and evaluations.
- Challenge your school to an injury-free week on the playground.
- Host a guest speaker to discuss safety on the playground.
- Check out your local playgrounds. Ask if there is anything you can do to help with the transformation to safe surfacing.
- Write to the editor of your hometown newspaper commenting on any playground safety issues in your local community. Give credit to those facilities with safe playgrounds as well.
- With your children, make a maximum of five playground rules that they can remember and follow.
Some of these seem more intensive than a lot us may have time for. So here are some things you can while you play with your kids at a park playground:
- Pick up any trash you see lying on the ground.
- Have your children try to find any chipped paint or broken playground equipment.
- Get in touch with local government and see if there are any plans to update or fix some of the playgrounds in town. You could even ask them what they plan on doing for National Playground Safety Week!
- Get a group of neighborhood parents and children to go to the playground toward the end of the week to celebrate another great year!
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