Age Appropriate Playground Equipment
How do you know if the playground equipment is approprite for the age grouping in the school?
This is where you want to hire a professional designer, a landscape architect, or work with your playground manufacturers and suppliers who have the expertise and knowledge to make recommendations about the age appropriate. The manufacturer and supplier is to tell you who this equipment is designed for, who’s the intended. That’s the first place to start. There may also be some local ordinances or codes or child and daycare requirements that various states or communities may have that you would want to check into.
There is a standard that ASTM puts out for play equipment for children under the age of 2. So there is another resource so that you know the size and shape and use zones that are required.