Resources & Links

Playground Related Standards and Guidelines
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Public Playground Safety Handbook (free PDF from cpsc.gov)
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Public Playground Safety Handbook – Spanish version (free PDF from cpsc.gov)
  • ASTM F1487-11
    Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use (for purchase ASTM Intl)
  • ASTM F2223-10
    Standard Guide for ASTM Standards on Playground Surfacing (for purchase from ASTM Intl)
  • ASTM 2373-11
    Playground Equipment for Children Under the Age of Two (for purchase from ASTM Intl)
  • ASTM 1292-09
    Standard Specification for Impact Attenuation of Surfacing Materials within the
    Use Zone of Playground Equipment (for purchase from ASTM Intl)
  • F2479-11
  • Standard Guide for Specification, Purchase, Installation and Maintenance of
    Poured-In-Place Playground Surfacing (for purchase from ASTM Intl)
  • F2075-10
    Standard Specification for Engineered Wood Fiber for Use as a Playground
    Safety Surface Under and Around Playground Equipment (for purchase from
    ASTM Intl)
  • F1951-09b
    Standard Specification for Determination of Accessibility of Surface Systems
    Under and Around Playground Equipment(for purchase from ASTM Intl)
  • F1918-10
    Standard Safety Performance Specification for Soft Contained Play Equipment (for
    purchase from ASTM Intl)
  • ASTM F1148-09
    Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Home Playground
    Equipment (for purchase from ASTM Intl)
  • Department of Justice ADA Guidelines and Standards
Playground Inspection Kits and Resources
Playground Related Associations