Safety on public playgrounds: Guidelines, inspections - and you

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Playground safety inspections and standards
But some parents worry about equipment rusting or being damaged by vandalism.

Stacey said they use vandal-proof fasteners and a special wrench to discourage vandals.

As for rusting, in the guidelines it says to use stainless steel bolts.

"All these bolt heads are rounded or recessed where they're not accessible to a drawstring or clothing that could catch on them, and stainless steel so they don't rust out," Stacey said.