Playground facts:

Playground injuries:

  • Are a common reason for hospital treatment
  • Are serious, especially when children fall from high equipment onto a hard surface
  • Occur on school, park and backyard equipment

Who is most at risk?

  • Children 5-9 years are injured most often at a playground

When are children most at risk?

  • Lack of adult supervision
  • When there are many children on the equipment