Summer Dangers at the Playground

By: Elizabeth Lamb Email
By: Elizabeth Lamb Email

Hot summer temperatures can heat up outdoor equipment, like what you would find on a playground. Some playgrounds have metal structures that can come with dangers parents should know about.

The Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation crew does patrol playgrounds to remind parents how hot the metal structures can get. They also sometimes spray down the equipment with water if it gets too hot.

Parts of the playground can get too hot for kids to play on. Metal and plastic slides and concrete can get scalding hot. The Parks and Recreation crew said equipment that is too hot can burn a child's skin. They wanted to remind parents to make sure their kids stay safe this summer.

People also should be cautious in hot cars and keep children or pets out of cars, even if just for a few minutes. Hot cars can easily reach 140 degrees inside during summer months.

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