The National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs reports that nearly 1 in 5 children ages 12-17 have special healthcare needs. However, few playgrounds accommodate these special needs. As a result, children with disabilities often end up playing alone or staying at home.
When you build a commercial playground from the ground up, you have options to choose every detail, from park benches to shade structures to inclusive playground equipment. However, one of the most important, yet overlooked, park amenities to consider is safety surfacing.
Community playgrounds offer a multitude of benefits aside from giving kids a place to play. They are the heart of a community - the place where friendships are built and memories are made.