Play it Safe!

Safety Tips for Playgrounds

The Durham Region Health Department is actively involved with local municipalities, school boards, licenced day cares and other stakeholders in the community to promote safe outdoor playgrounds. An inspection program exists in Durham Region to ensure that public outdoor playgrounds are safe for our children.

Winter PlaygroundThis information is designed to help identify unsafe outdoor playground equipment and potential hazards at municipal parks, schools, day cares, condominiums, apartment buildings and backyards.

The Facts

Why do we do this?

CSA Standards

The Value of Play

Check your child

Check the playground

Safer Backyards

Design safety for all play equipment

Questions or Concerns?

 Request a Display

Public health inspection staff are available to provide the Safety Tips: Safer Playgrounds Display that highlights some of the important safety issues associated with private/residential playground structures. More information PDF

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