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Why are we here?

That's a great question, worthy of an appropriate answer.

We want to provide objective information for playground architects, designers, owners, operators, as well as parents or others who care for and about child playground safety. Whether it's a residential play area in your back yard, a large complex of playgrounds with a variety of play structures and activities, or anything in between, it's important to have access to information. Without it, anyone can make bad decisions, from time to time.

We feel the best decisions are made when one explores, understands and weighs the pros and cons of all potentially viable options... especially when it comes to child safety.

Many people are either uninformed or misinformed about proper playground safety, current statistics and testing standards, often due to what we feel is a real lack of industry information readily accessible. There are a lot of playground architects, designers, owners, operators and parents that may not make the best choices for their needs, sometimes resulting in unsafe playgrounds or playground situations and preventable injuries.

It's not that ill-informed decisions are made intentionally. In fact, they're probably done based on limited and potentially unreliable information, unknowingly. It's difficult for anyone to make an educated decision without access to full and complete information. In short, it's because most people don't know what they don't know until they know it. Like the old saying, hindsight is always 20/20.

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