Chapter 6: Play Areas/Playgrounds and Transportation
6.2 Play Area/Playground Equipment
6.2.2 Use Zones and Clearance Requirements
126.96.36.199: Arrangement of Play Equipment
All equipment should be arranged so that children playing on one piece of equipment will not interfere with children playing on or running to another piece of equipment. All equipment should be arranged to facilitate proper supervision by sight and sound.
RATIONALECollisions between children utilizing different pieces of equipment more often occur when equipment is inappropriately placed (1).
TYPE OF FACILITYCenter, Early Head Start, Head Start, Large Family Child Care Home, Small Family Child Care Home
RELATED STANDARDS188.8.131.52 Size and Location of Outdoor Play Area
184.108.40.206 Use Zone for Fixed Play Equipment
220.127.116.11 Location of Moving Play Equipment
18.104.22.168 Clearance Requirements of Playground Areas
Appendix HH: Use Zones and Clearance Dimensions for Single-and Multi-Axis Swings
- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). 2008. Public playground safety handbook. Bethesda, MD: CPSC. http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/325.pdf.