Most of us make sure that our possessions such as our vehicles are kept clean on a routine basis. The same should apply with a playground. If your playground stays dirty all the time then is makes a very unsafe area for the children to play on. Children could slip and fall from layered up dirt and mud being on the structure and will come in filthy. And having a dirty playground looks terrible! You do not want parents to come and see your playground looking like crude. This will deter people from wanting their child to go to your facility and have them wonder about you run your facility if you cannot keep major parts of your establishment clean and safe. You should really try to clean your playground once a week or at least every other week if weather has not been too harsh.
Once you have a routine schedule of cleaning your playground you will be able to see if things get broken or need repair. This allows you to keep an eye on your playground to make sure children remain safe. If there are things broken on your playground then it may cause you to have a lawsuit on your hands if a child gets injured. By cleaning your playground you can find the broken items faster that way you can get them fixed as soon as possible so children can proceed with their play time.
You should also look at the objects that surround your playground too. If there are trees around your structure are they hanging over the playground causing leaves and twigs to fall on top of it or is there more dirt on your playground when there was grass. All of these things factor in on making an unsafe environment. You should cut down branches if they are hanging over the structure or low enough for children to reach and possibly run into. If there is dirt where grass was suppose to be then you should lay sod down to prevent the area from getting muddy and children tracking mud through the playground.
By keeping your playground in tip top shape, it will allow you to maximize the longevity of your playground. You don’t want to waste your money on getting a top notch playground only for it too be ruined in a few years due to negligence of it not being maintained. If you follow these few things then you will see a difference in your playground and keep your playground looking new.