NRPA to Provide Playground Safety Tips on Lifetime Television

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The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) will be featured on Lifetime Television’s “The Balancing Act” on Friday, July 23, 2010 (7 a.m. EST and PST, and 6 a.m. CST). NRPA CEO Barbara Tulipane will provide quick tips and information about playground safety and NRPA’s “The Dirty Dozen Checklist – The Top 12 Safety Hazards in America’s Playgrounds.”

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) will be featured on Lifetime Television’s “The Balancing Act” on Friday, July 23, 2010 (7 a.m. EST and PST, and 6 a.m. CST). NRPA CEO Barbara Tulipane will provide quick tips and information about playground safety and NRPA’s “The Dirty Dozen Checklist – The Top 12 Safety Hazards in America’s Playgrounds.”

It is estimated that, each year, more than 200,000 playground-related injuries occur, and approximately 15 children will die as a result of a playground accident. NRPA is dedicated to promoting children's rights to play in safe and challenging environments, and is committed to providing materials and resources that, when coupled with knowledge and experience in eliminating safety hazards, will enable playground providers to establish a comprehensive program of playground management.

To view a preview of the full segment that will air on Friday, click here.

For more information on NRPA’s playground safety training programs and resources, go to http://www.nrpa.org/playgroundsafety.

The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people. Through its network of 20,000 recreation and park professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy lifestyles, recreation initiatives, and conservation of natural and cultural resources. For more information, visit http://www.nrpa.org.

For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit http://www.parksandrec-magazine.org.

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