Other Equipment Walkthrough

Other Equipment WalkthroughThere are numerous other types of play equipment in addition to the slides, swings and climbing/overhead equipment, which are addressed in other walkthroughs. Because of the abundance of different types of playground equipment, it is not possible to cover all of them in these walkthroughs. Inflatables (jumping pillows, bounce houses, etc.) will be addressed in a different walkthrough. In this walkthrough, we will review some of the most common types of playground equipment not addressed in the other walkthroughs.

The “walkthrough” that follows will encompass some general guidelines on other play equipment, and also provide links to useful resources.


The pictures on the following pages may depict some items and/or situations which are hazardous or unsafe. They are intended to assist in the identification of unsafe situations, and therefore may not represent “best practices”. If you have questions about any of the pictures or the situations depicted, please contact us at nccrahs@mcrf.mfldclin.edu.


A "Walkthrough" refers to "walking through" or looking through a series of pictures, and deciding if they show hazards and/or safety items, or if safety items are lacking. After evaluating the pictures and giving an answer, a correction will appear with additional guidelines, recommendations and resources.