Risk Management in Public Playgrounds

Authors

  • Seymour M. Gold

Keywords:

Public, parks, playground, recreation behavior, safety accidents, hazard, planning, design, management.

Abstract

Recent changes in the legal interpretation of governmental immunity imply public park and recreation agencies are liable for playground accidents. A behavioral framework and profile of accidents are outlined to describe the role of supervision, selection of equipment and maintenance practices as ways to reduce playground accidents. A definition of terms, illustrative checklist of safety practices and selected human or environmental factors are outlined to suggest a conceptual approach to establishing a risk management program for public playgrounds.?

Published

1983-07-04

Issue

Section

Regular Papers