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News: Town of Arlington Performing Playground Safety Checks

Date Published Author
8/13/2021 12:00:00 AM  Joe Connelly 

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Please be aware that the Town of Arlington will be conducting playground safety checks of several of their town owned playgrounds over the next two weeks. These safety checks are being conducted by an outside certified playground safety inspector. To the extent that the safety inspector identifies issues that may benefit from repair or replacement to increase playground safety, it may be necessary to temporarily close impacted playgrounds or portions of playgrounds, so that the recommended repairs or replacement work can be completed by the Town of Arlington’s Department of Public Works. It is expected that the safety inspector will review all potential playground safety issues, including, but not limited to, any issues relating to safety surfacing (woodchips), swing chains, swing clamps and swing belts.

We apologize for any inconvenience related to temporary playground closures that may be necessary. Your patience is appreciated as we continue to work to make sure Arlington’s playgrounds are as safe as possible for all who enjoy them. Any major structural changes undertaken, if necessary, may require longer closures, but we will work to complete all repairs and replacements as soon as possible. Further updates regarding possible closures will be posted on this website as needed.

Thank you again for your patience as we work on these important safety issues!