Playgrounds are usually fun, but some are filled with hidden dangers.
Three kids at playground
Parents should inspect equipment to help minimize the possibility of accidents. However, there are hidden dangers parents might not readily be able to notice. Playground equipment can be improperly assembled, unsafely designed, poorly built or inadequately maintained. Also, warning signs about possible injuries might not be posted or visible. In warm climates, playground equipment can get hot enough to cause serious burns.