Playing outdoors is a major component in the fight against childhood obesity as well as the overall health and well-being of young people. NRPA is dedicated to promoting children's rights to play in safe and challenging play environments, and educating members of NRPA and the general public on the importance that play has in childhood development.
National Playground Safety Training and Awareness
In the past twenty years, NRPA has developed two of the nation's premiere training programs and resources for playground safety, including the Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) training and certification program and The Dirty Dozen guide to playground safety. Both initiatives have helped to train and inform professionals and the public on playground safety issues at the highest national standards--ensuring that children across the U.S. have access to safe, challenging, and fun play environments.