2022 Spring Online Playground Maintenance Class May 18-19, 2022

Learn tips, techniques and procedures for maintaining safe playgrounds with this class (two 1/2 day sessions)

PRPS Member $60 
Non-member $75 
Full-time Students FREE


According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety commission (CPSC) 200,000 children are treated for playground accidents annually.  The National Playground Safety Institute (NPSI) attributes over 40% of those accidents to poor playground maintenance.  Beside the risks to our most vulnerable users, improperly maintained playgrounds needlessly expose agencies and program providers to damaging legal actions.  By educating and training staff and supervisors, we can improve maintenance procedures on public play equipment and create after play environments for our children.  Additionally, COVID-19 has added another dimension to the proper care of playgrounds.  Our presenter, John Balicki, will also include techniques and standards to keep our playgrounds in compliance with the latest health standards.

This workshop features online classroom instruction, facilitated discussions, and a virtual site visit to a local playground.  Participants will also receive several ready-to-use reference sources to download and review prior to the class including:

  • CPSC “handbook for Public Playground Safety”
  • National Recreation and Park Association’s “Dirty Dozen Checklist”
  • Playground Inspection Forms
  • Complete set of class slides for review and notes

  • Parks and Public Works Personnel
  • Operators and Caretakers of Playgrounds in: Hotels, Churches, Summer and Day Camps, Campgrounds, Resorts
  • Child Care Centers
  • School District Maintenance Personnel
  • Park Foreman and Supervisors
  • Recreation, Township, and Municipal board members
  • Park Volunteers
  • Recreation Directors
  • School Administrators
  • Organizations such as YMCA/YWCA, Scouts, Head Start, Neighborhood Associations

Wednesday, May 18, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Classroom Instruction and small group discussions 
Thursday, May 19, 9:00 am - 12:00 Class Instruction and virtual site visit 

PRPS's Playground Maintenance Workshop instructors are top playground safety professionals. Each instructor has successfully completed a specialized instruction course to become qualified to teach this course. Our instructors are also certified by the National Playground Safety Institute as Certified Playground Safety Inspectors (CPSI). CPSI training is also available through the Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society.

PRPS will refund your registration, less a $25 processing fee, if your cancellation is received in writing more than 10 business days prior to the event. No refunds will be given for cancellations occurring less than 10 business days prior to an event. Substitute attendees are welcomed in lieu of cancellations; please contact the PRPS office to arrange this.

To register:

1: Sign in or create a new account. 
2: Select registration option
4: Proceed to checkout to complete the transaction.
5: You will receive an email invitation to the online meeting

5/18/2022 9:00 AM - 5/19/2022 12:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time

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