Module 3
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Outdoor Play

Children on Playground

Should I provide an outdoor play area?

Yes, and to ensure outdoor safety you must:

  • have an outdoor play area surrounded by a fence that is at least 4 feet tall with 2 exits;
  • make sure poisonous or potentially harmful plants are inaccessible to children;
  • check the outdoor play area each day before children arrive to remove any health or safety hazards;
  • remove standing bodies of water, broken glass, or stray animals; and
  • clean up after your pets.

Learn More: Building Grounds Safety Checklist, PDF