Playgrounds are great places for kids and parents to enjoy fun and quality time together. Any kid’s childhood would not be complete without them.
Residents of cities with playgrounds in place are fortunate. They can spend leisure time there without having to spend money.
New York is one city blessed with several playgrounds where families gather on weekends or whenever they have free time. Unfortunately, these play areas have also cost the city millions of dollars due to injuries.
A comptroller report known as ClaimStat revealed that in the last 10 years alone, the city of New York spent $20 million paying for some 577 claims filed against the Parks Department by parents of kids injured at the city’s playgrounds. For the period 2005 to 2014, the personal injury claims went up by 53 percent. The ClaimStat report noted that the most common injuries at playgrounds include bruises and scrapes affecting the knees and elbows. [Read more…]