New report raises questions about the safety of Bronx playgrounds

A recent study has raised concerns over the safety of playgrounds in the Bronx.

The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) studied 13 Bronx playgrounds as part of their report on playground safety. Each one of the facilities studied was found to have at least one hazard to children, such as broken swings or chipped paint.

The worst Bronx playground studied, according to the report, was Williamsbridge Oval. Williamsbridge Oval was cited in the report for unsafe heights, not enough cushioning on the ground, entangled clothes, unsafe swings and toxic playground risks.

Last year, more than 50,000 children citywide suffered injuries in playground accidents.

For more information:Playing it Safe

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