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Playground Modifications

Risk Management is responsible for submitting all playground modifications, rearrangements, plans for the installation of new equipment or facilities, or any other proposed changes the playground area to the Director of Facilities Planning and Construction. See School Safety Manual for Playground Equipment and supervision Standards.

The principal is responsible for maintaining a current inventory. The school should meet district standards in terms of playground equipment and facilities.

If non-school district monies are going to be used to add equipment or facilities contact FP & C for playground design guidelines and a list of recommended vendors.

Safety rules and considerations can be obtained from Risk Management. The Consumer Product Safety Commission guidelines should be followed. The District has adopted these standards.

Equipment prohibited generally includes:

  • Wooden structures
  • Motorized equipment
  • Second hand or salvaged equipment
  • Residential type equipment
  • High equipment
  • Equipment which requires special maintenance procedures

The new guidelines specify the depth of sand required, define no encroachment zones, describe safety inspections, and list specific hazards.

NSBA/NEPN Classification: FJ

Revised: May 1995
Revised: April 1996
Revised: June 1997

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