Celebrating Playground Safety: Tips and Tricks from Statesville Recreation & Parks

Last Updated 4/19/2024

As we usher in National Playground Safety Week, from April 22 to April 25, 2024, the Statesville Recreation & Parks Department is excited to promote a safer and more enjoyable experience for all our young adventurers. With spring in full bloom, our community’s playgrounds are bustling with energy and excitement. It's the perfect time to focus on ensuring these play areas are as safe as they are fun.

Why Playground Safety Matters

Playgrounds are essential for a child’s physical development and social skills. However, they can also pose risks if not properly maintained or used correctly. Each year, emergency rooms treat more than 200,000 children for playground-related injuries. This week serves as a vital reminder to review and enhance safety practices to prevent these incidents.

Tips for Parents and Guardians

Parents and guardians play a crucial role in playground safety. Here are some tips to keep your little ones safe:

Supervision is Key: Always keep an eye on your children as they play. Active supervision helps prevent injuries by allowing you to anticipate and react to any potential dangers.

Appropriate Play: Guide your children to age-appropriate playground equipment. Most playgrounds have designated areas for different age groups, ensuring a safer play experience.

Teach Safe Play: Educate your children about the importance of playing safely and respecting others. Encourage them to use playground equipment properly—no roughhousing or pushing.

Dress Appropriately: Ensure your child wears fitting clothes without drawstrings or cords. Closed-toe shoes are best to protect little feet from injuries.

As we celebrate National Playground Safety Week, remember that the Statesville Recreation & Parks Department is your partner in creating safe and enriching playground experiences. Happy playing, and stay safe!

If you are looking for walking + biking trails, playgrounds, basketball courts, or a eighteen hole Disc Golf Course, you've come to the right place. The City of Statesville is home to over 20 parks + properties boasting these amenities and more!

View a full list of City of Statesville Parks here: recreation.statesvillenc.net/parks



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