Active & Safe Playgrounds

Playgrounds are the most common and widely used recreation facilities in Island communities. They provide countless hours of enjoyment for our children to develop mentally, socially, and physically.

As owners and operators of these facilities you have a responsibility to ensure that you are providing the safest possible play environment for the children that use your equipment.

The Canadian Standards Association [CSA] developed the nationally recognized standard for children’s play spaces and equipment. This standard specifies numerous design and maintenance criteria to reduce the risk and severity of injury.

Recreation PEI offers Playground Safety Inspections with the purpose of reducing the number of playground injuries by providing CSA inspections to commercial playground equipment owned and operated by smaller Island municipalities that do not have a current certified playground inspector on staff.

Municipal Recreation PEI Members are eligible for one FREE playground inspection & annual report from our Canadian Certified Playground Inspector. Have more than one playground? Not a member? Members and non-members may purchase (additional) inspections for $85 + HST.

Book your Playground Inspection today!

Owner/Operator Safety Tips

  • Choose equipment that is compliant with current CSA Standards.
  • Always have impact-absorbing surface material under and around equipment.
  • Make sure age appropriate signage is attached to each piece of equipment.
  • Schedule regular maintenance visits to check for faulty equipment, debris and vandalism.
  • Get your playground inspected by a CCPI for compliance with CSA Standards.
  • Adopt a playground safety policy.

Playground Safety Policies

We also work with individual facilities and municipalities to develop playground safety policies based on their specific needs.

We have a number of sample playground safety policies available for daycare centers, and communities to adopt or can help custom develop a playground policy that fits your needs.

Contact us today for assistance in developing your Playground Safety Policy.