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Broken Park Equipment at Medal Of Honor Park

Huge gap in park bridge design. Leaves kids susceptible to injury.
CLOSED Case Closed. Case Noted. We have received a few emails from neighbors concerning the safety of the newly renovated Medal of Honor Park playground in South Boston. Our main goal is to provide safe, fun, multi-use play spaces for all Boston's residents and visitors to enjoy. The new playground is equipped with a 2-5 year old play area that has 2,100 square feet of play space that includes a climbing structure, swings and spring riders. It also has a 5-12 year old 4,150 play area that includes a play structure and swings. As part of the design and construction process, the project must meet or exceed several safety standards before it is opened to the public for use. These include:. A certified safety inspector (CPSI) is brought onto the team to ensure that the equipment and design conform to national safety standards as developed by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). The play equipment approved for the project is required to be a manufacturer certified playground installer. The play surfacing is required to meet ASTM and International Play Equipment Manufacturer's Association (IPEMA) safety standards before it is opened to the public. The splash pad is also a multi-use performance space which will allow for year round programming such as puppet shows and small musical performances as desired by the community and expressed through the community meeting process. The concrete surface for water play is used across the City parks. Through years of park design and development, material performance has been observed and the safest options are installed. The concrete has shown to be more slip resistant when wet, durable to prevent tripping hazards, and has a lower temperature range resulting in less injury and burns. The Parks Department has notified both the design firm and playground manufacturer of the community's concerns. Parks takes these concerns seriously and will be hiring a third party independent playground safety inspector to conduct an audit of the constructed playground. We appreciate your concern and will continue to monitor this playground to ensure it meets universal safety standards. Sincerely,. --. Michele Folts. Project Manager for the City of Boston. Parks & Recreation Department. 617-961-3025 (w). - almost 4 years ago #101002147465
Broken Park Equipment at Medal Of Honor Park

Broken Park Equipment at Medal Of Honor Park

The ropes that make up the bridge are spaced very far apart for being so high off the ground. Could easily result in injury. Makes the park dangerous for kids under 5 that even attempt to play in the larger area. Please put more ropes in...
CLOSED Case Closed. Case Noted. We have received a few emails from neighbors concerning the safety of the newly renovated Medal of Honor Park playground in South Boston. Our main goal is to provide safe, fun, multi-use play spaces for all Boston's residents and visitors to enjoy. The new playground is equipped with a 2-5 year old play area that has 2,100 square feet of play space that includes a climbing structure, swings and spring riders. It also has a 5-12 year old 4,150 play area that includes a play structure and swings. As part of the design and construction process, the project must meet or exceed several safety standards before it is opened to the public for use. These include:. A certified safety inspector (CPSI) is brought onto the team to ensure that the equipment and design conform to national safety standards as developed by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). The play equipment approved for the project is required to be a manufacturer certified playground installer. The play surfacing is required to meet ASTM and International Play Equipment Manufacturer's Association (IPEMA) safety standards before it is opened to the public. The splash pad is also a multi-use performance space which will allow for year round programming such as puppet shows and small musical performances as desired by the community and expressed through the community meeting process. The concrete surface for water play is used across the City parks. Through years of park design and development, material performance has been observed and the safest options are installed. The concrete has shown to be more slip resistant when wet, durable to prevent tripping hazards, and has a lower temperature range resulting in less injury and burns. The Parks Department has notified both the design firm and playground manufacturer of the community's concerns. Parks takes these concerns seriously and will be hiring a third party independent playground safety inspector to conduct an audit of the constructed playground. We appreciate your concern and will continue to monitor this playground to ensure it meets universal safety standards. Sincerely,. --. Michele Folts. Project Manager for the City of Boston. Parks & Recreation Department. 617-961-3025 (w). - almost 4 years ago #101002147470
Broken Park Equipment at Medal Of Honor Park

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