Backyard Playground Ideas – Playgrounds should be designed with the first and second safety of fun in mind. Numerous play areas are safe and expose children to unnecessary risks. A playground should be designed to adapt to the child’s age. At 2 years old, they won’t need the same type of playground, at 10 years old.
The ground for the playground should be at least half of a layer of soft sand. The sand allows water to seep through, but it is soft enough to cushion a child’s fall. Many playgrounds use stones or asphalt, which can cause injuries to a falling child. The sand is soft and flexible. The sand also prevents children from running too fast, which prevents further injury. Many playgrounds have several activity sets: swings, monkey bars, the seesaw, a slide, and playhouse. These activities should be distributed sufficiently apart that children who play with an activity do not interfere with others.
Some structures, such as the top of a slide or club, do not touch the ground. The walls must be safe and strong and the bases for building their roots safely on the ground. If the foundation does not have its roots underground, several children horsing around at the top of a slide could cause it to tip over.