City of San Luis Obispo places a high value on safe playgrounds in
park facilities. A
certified playground safety inspector who has qualified by testing
with the National Playground Safety Institute has audited all City
playgrounds in compliance with the State of California Playground
playground equipment replacement program was approved by Council
during the 1999-2003 Capital Improvement Program and is revised every
two years during the City’s budget process.
Equipment is replaced based upon length of service,
accessibility standards, and safety compliance.
playgrounds are inspected regularly by maintenance staff. Parents can help by reporting any hazards to the Public Works
Department, Parks Maintenance Division at 781-7220. Questions on
playground safety can be directed to one of the certified playground safety
inspectors with the City:
James Bremer, CPSI – Parks
and Recreation Department
Hendricks, CPSI – Public Works Dept, Parks Maintenance Division
Bridget Fraser, CPSI – Public Works Dept, Engineering Division
you would like more information on public playground safety, visit the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website at www.cpsc.gov.
A copy of Publication #325 -
“Handbook on Public Playground Safety” is available for
download at no cost and is one of the primary sources used in
evaluating playgrounds for safety.