Caring for Our Children (CFOC)

Chapter 6: Play Areas/Playgrounds and Transportation

6.2 Play Area/Playground Equipment

6.2.2 Use Zones and Clearance Requirements Location of Moving Play Equipment

Moving play equipment, such as swings and merry-go-rounds, should be located toward the edge or corner of a play area, or should be placed in such a way as to discourage children from running into the path of the moving equipment (see Appendix HH, Use Zones and Clearance Dimensions for Single- and Multi-Axis Swings).
Placing moving equipment around the perimeter of the play area will reduce the number of traffic paths around this equipment (1).
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RELATED STANDARDS Use Zone for Fixed Play Equipment Arrangement of Play Equipment Clearance Requirements of Playground Areas
Appendix HH: Use Zones and Clearance Dimensions for Single-and Multi-Axis Swings
  1. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). 2008. Public playground safety handbook. Bethesda, MD: CPSC.