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Safety Topics Blog

No playground is complete without safety surfacing to cushion falls and stumbles
Date Published: Mar, 03 2015
When schools and parks first started installing playground equipment, they gave little thought to the playground surface materials that they used. Read More
Refresh Your Playground this Fall
Date Published: Sep, 25 2014
Fall is perhaps the best season for outdoor play, when picnic areas are not overheated by grills and children can play for hours without overexerting. Read More
Join the Fight Against Childhood Obesity
Date Published: Sep, 17 2014
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and in truth, it is a rare person who does not realize that America's children are suffering from obesity at greater rates than ever before. Read More
Playground Structure Safety & Maintenance
Date Published: Jul, 07 2014
Playgrounds are a major investment and a key part of creating and maintaining a community that focuses on healthly recreation.  Read More
Your Complete Surfacing Guide
Date Published: Jun, 24 2014
Surfacing is often the last thing considered when our clients describe their playground concept; in fact, many customers have not considered playground surfacing at all. Read More
Complete Guide to Independent Play Safety
Date Published: Jun, 17 2014
Independent, or free standing playground equipment as it is sometimes called, is any equipment not attached to a larger playground structure. This equipment is an extremely practical way to make your playground more appealing to a wider range of children.  Read More
Swing into Safety
Date Published: Jun, 12 2014
Whether you are planning on purchasing a commercial swing set for your playground or already have one, it's important to understand how to maintain them. Read More
Heat Proof your Playground
Date Published: May, 30 2014
Dehydration is a leading cause of emergency room visits during the summer months. Whether you are constructing a park or improving your community's public spaces, plan to prioritize heat relief. Read More
Playground Safety: Part 2
Date Published: Apr, 11 2014
Playgrounds are designed to withstand everything the environment and children can throw at them but they still need TLC to help keep them safe Read More
Playground Safety: Installation
Date Published: Apr, 07 2014
Purchasing a playground is a major investment that signifies a commitment to the health and happiness of children in your community. Although planning and purchasing a playground is always exciting, everyone wants to know that they received the best deal as well as the best product. Read More
Avoiding Heart Disease in Children and Adults
Date Published: Feb, 05 2014
Heart disease is the number one cause of death and disability in America today. According to the CDC, it's also one of the most preventable causes of death in our country. Read More
Keep your family healthy & fit! September 28th is Family Health & Fitness Day!
Date Published: Sep, 24 2013
Family Health & Fitness Day (FHFD) gives families and communities nationwide the opportunity to get involved and get active as a family. September 28, 2013 marks the 17th annual FHFD. Read More
Take Your Canine To The Park For A Little Fun In The Sun!
Date Published: Jul, 16 2013
Keeping your dog in shape and giving him or her an opportunity to play with other friendly doggy friends is just as important as taking your kids to the park to play with friends and get proper exercise. Read More
Digging Deeper Into Surface Knowledge
Date Published: Jun, 04 2013
Laying the right surface in your playground area can be a lot harder than you think. You can't just put down a couple bags of sand or mulch and say your playground is safe. Read More
Stay Safe While Getting Fit
Date Published: May, 28 2013
Fitness has been a universal activity since cavemen roamed the earth. People are compelled to stay fit or get fit for many different reasons, some being the following: lower risk of heart attack or other life-threatening health issues; increase ability to protect one's self against predators; perform better in labor-intensive jobs or careers Read More
The Importance of Accessible Equipment
Date Published: May, 07 2013
In 1990 the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed.This act is designed to give civil rights protection to individuals with disabilities. Read More
Checking Your Playground's Swing Safety
Date Published: Apr, 30 2013
Keeping children safe is the number one priority for BYO Recreation, so for the month of May we are going to continue to educate you about how you can keep your kids safe while at play. Read More
Checking Your Playground's Surface Safety
Date Published: Apr, 22 2013
Keeping children safe is the number one priority for BYO Recreation, so for Playground Safety Week we want to provide you with a checklist of things to examine on your playground surface, so you can ensure your children are safe while playing. Read More
Common Playground Maintenance Issues
Date Published: Nov, 30 -0001
The NRPA and CPSI Curriculum state that 1-in-3 playground injuries are allegedly a result of a lack of playground maintenance or improper playground maintenance. Read More

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