Playground Safety in Peel
Many children in Peel are injured every year on playgrounds. More than half of the total number of injuries are sustained by children five to nine years of age. Bone fractures, head and internal injuries are the most common types of injuries that occur.
There are over 850 playgrounds in Peel. They include those at day care centres, schools and public parks. Peel Health and its partners - Region of Peel Children's Services, Property Services, the Peel Child Care Committee and Safe Kids Canada - are currently working on developing initiatives to make these play spaces safer for our children.