Safety on public playgrounds: Guidelines, inspections - and you

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And while going down a slide may be fun, it's important to read the signs. Most of the structures are not built for "bigger kids" like parents.

"When I do end up taking her to the park, it tends to be overrun by kids who are most of the time too large for the equipment that is there," said Jessica Thomason, whose daughter is 3.

Most playground structures are built with "age appropriateness" in mind.