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Playground Safety Still a Real Problem

6/17/2000  -  Alexandria, VA

Recent reports just released indicate that playground safety continues to be a very real problem across the nation. Homeowner and community associations need to pay particular attention to these findings and other studies that support the same conclusions.

Community Associations Press (CAP), the publishing division of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), has recently reissued a classic work by Donna Thompson and others entitled, "Playgrounds for Young Children". This book outlines the nature of the problem and offers some very real solutions. The safety checklists in this book make finding the hidden dangers in a playground quick and easy. Also included is detailed information on maintaining a safe playground.

"When children are on the playground, their safety should be the last thing a parent has to worry about," said Barbara Byrd Keenan, president of CAI. The Institute recently reissued this book on the 10th anniversary of its original publication because it offers concrete solutions. "In 'Playgrounds for Young Children', parents and community managers alike will find the tools and resources to ensure that these environments are both safe and enjoyable for all. A little peace of mind goes a long way when children are involved," she said.

"Playgrounds for Young Children" (250 pages) is available for $40 by calling 703-548-8600, or via CAI's Web site. CAI members receive a 40 percent discount on all publications.

The Community Associations Institute is a nonprofit association created in 1973 to educate and represent the nation's 205,000 community associations—condominium associations, homeowner associations and cooperatives. CAI members include homeowners, associations and related professionals and service providers.

Phone: 703-970-9235