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A presentation of Friends of Danneel Park, New Orleans, Louisiana.

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    • Danneel Park New Orleans, LA Julie Quinn, Senator Marshall Page and Murray Nelson Friends of Danneel Park June 2007
    • National Safe Kids Campaign Statistics on Playground Injuries
      • Playground injuries are the leading cause of injury to children ages 5 to 14 in schools.
      • One-third of playground equipment-related deaths occur on public playgrounds.
      • 75% of playground equipment-related injuries occur on public playgrounds.
    • National Safe Kids Campaign Statistics on Playground Injuries
      • 56% of the deaths result from strangulation resulting from entanglement.
      • 70% of playground equipment-related injuries involve falls to the surface.
      • 40% of playground injuries occur during the months of May, June, and September.
    • St. Charles Avenue District 98
    • Main Entrance #1 from St. Charles Ave. Main Entrance #1 from St. Charles Ave.
    • Entrance #2 from St. Charles Ave. (Octavia St. Side)
    • The Gate St. Charles Avenue Not to Code
    • This playground is seen by thousands of tourists every year as they tour St. Charles Avenue…Does Danneel Park fairly represent our city’s commitment to our children?
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    • Katrina Damage
    • St. Charles Avenue
    • Octavia Street
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    • Unsafe Swing
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    • Metal Slides Gets Extremely Hot and Burns Children’s Legs on Sunny Days
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    • The Cement Under the Swings
    • The Area Where the Shelter Use to Be
    • Clear Opening onto Octavia Street
    • The Protective Covering for the 1-3 Year Old Play Area
    • Bench #1 Bench #2
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    • Leaks Constantly
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    • New Orleans (Spring 2002) Playground Survey
      • The survey done by the U.S. PIRG and the Consumer Federation of America showed hazardous conditions in all 18 of the New Orleans parks surveyed.
      • These results were compared to 1,037 playgrounds surveyed nationally.
    • 14% 33% Spacing between Swings Less than 24 Inches 6% 25% Swings Attached to Other Equipment 46% 78% Chipping or peeling paint 30% 50% Inadequate Fall Zone (swings) 28% 33% Inadequate Fall Zone (climbers and slides) 75% 61% Lacks Protective Surface 1037 National Playgrounds 18 N.O. Playgrounds TOPIC
    • In New Orleans, The Survey Found
      • 60% of the playgrounds studied lacked protective surfacing under play areas.
      • Half of the playgrounds surveyed didn't have large enough fall areas for children on swings.
      • Paint on swings, park benches and slides is peeling in more than 78% of the parks surveyed -- meaning children could be exposed to arsenic and other toxins if lead-based paints were used.
    • Think of What We Can Do!
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    • Cushioned Pavement – No Maintenance
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    • Rebuilding for a Stronger New Orleans Starts with Our Children
    • Sources
      • http://www.ncsl.org/programs/health/ciplaws.htm
      • http://www.uni.edu/playground/
      • http://www.ulm.edu/kinesiology/Spr2004playground.html
      • “ Unsafe play spots threaten children N.O.'s aging parks especially hazardous” Times - Picayune - New Orleans , La. Sarah M. Broom, June 21, 2002.