I. The State of
adopts the guidelines within the US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s
Handbook for Public Playground Safety for those who manufacture and/or
install playground equipment for compensation. In the best interest of
maximizing safety for its membership, the Board supports and adopted use of
said Handbooks’ guidelines for its volunteers. Therefore, all Committee
members involved in installing and maintaining the Playground’s equipment
must be familiar with its provisions. Any proposed improvements or additions
to the playground must be in compliance with the adopted Handbook guidelines.
II. A children’s playground has been established at the beach. In the interest of
safety, the Committee will inspect the equipment at least twice a year,
suggested at the beginning and end of the summer use season. It is expected
that some of the equipment should be installed and removed seasonally.
During this process, all of the equipment will be inspected and repaired, if
III. The surface under and around playground equipment can be a major factor in injury prevention. Therefore, the playground equipment’s use zone must be inspected periodically throughout the spring, summer and fall for compliance with surfacing guidelines.
IV. The playground is delineated by a sign and wooden containment boundaries. The committee will see that these structures are maintained in good condition.
V. The Committee will report to the LDLA Board, and specifically to the Board Member designated as the Director of Lake Operations.
Approved and adopted by the Board of Directors