Do you have fond memories of playing in a playground as a child? Many of us do, but the current generation of children might not have had the same experience that those growing up a few decades ago did. It’s much more common for kids to be playing inside with their video games or watching TV than actually playing outside. This has led to childhood obesity and other issues.
If you want your children to have an opportunity to enjoy playing in a playground, you might be considering adding one to your backyard, but it is important to make sure that the playground doesn’t become a dangerous place for them to play.
Equipment needs to be in good condition, with enough space in between moving parts to avoid children bumping together or getting pinched. While you might be able to do most of the work preparing a playground for your children on your own, you should make sure that you consult the recommendations for making it a safe playground.