“Injuries are Predictable and Preventable”
Playgrounds can be great places for children to be active and healthy. They're a place where children can run, jump, climb, slide and play with friends/others.
At the same time, falls are a leading cause of unintentional injury related hospitalizations among children under 10 years of age. And the playground is where many of these injuries take place.
As a parent or other caregiver, you can help your child to explore and have fun while learning to play in a way that reduces the risk of serious injury.
Check out the following links for more information on playground safety:
For information on found needles, please review the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit’s Found Needles fact sheet.