Playground Links

Below are links recommended by The Original Playground Directory. Playground related organizations, child safety, child play, university programs, Recreation & Tourism Mgmt courses, playground safety and daycare links.

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Backyard playground safety

Backyard playground safety. If you have playground equipment in your backyard, you’ll want to make it a fun—and safe—place for kids to play. Avoid home playground injuries.

Child care

Our mission is to improve the lives of families and child care givers by helping them connect in a reliable and easy way. Our solutions help families make informed decisions in one of the most important and highly considered aspects of their family life: finding and managing quality care for their loved ones.

Children’s issues

Children Now serves as the hub for all of the key children’s issues. Supporting and connecting thousands of groups in California to create an unprecedented power base for kids. In addition, Children Now employs the top three strategies that all of the country’s strongest interest groups have in common and, for the first time, applies those to kids:

Safety Checklist

USA Playground Safety Checklist, Soft Contained Play Equipment Safety Checklist, Burn safety awareness on playgrounds. “Harmonization” which will endeavor to bring together a common document between us in Canada and the American Testing

Playground charity

We partner with organizations to establish playgrounds in poverty-stricken communities. Our play program restores the opportunity for children to enjoy the kind of play that is key to their physical, emotional, spiritual and cognitive development.

National Parks

We’re protecting and enhancing America’s National Parks System for present and future generations.


The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management prepares students for planning and management careers in parks & recreation. We also work towards tourism, golf, and recreational sports. We are a national leader in research and dedicated to finding real solutions for real problems and helping communities and people thrive.

Parks and Recreation Management Program

Northern Arizona University has been offering Bachelor of Science degrees in Recreation since 1961. We offered our online Parks and Recreation Management (PRM) Certificate in 2001. The first accredited online Bachelor of Science degree in Parks and Recreation Management in 2003.


Students, faculty, and staff of our Parks, Recreation, & Tourism Program are dedicated to enhancing quality of life. We do this through the provision of healthy, fulfilling, and sustainable leisure and tourism opportunities and management.  We do this through undergraduate and graduate education of student majors who want to do something positive for our planet and all its inhabitants. If you choose to join us in this quest, I am confident you will find PRT a wonderful setting for your studies.


Great Parenting Site from Australia

Safety resources

Slyde the Playground Hound shares your dedication to playground safety.  We invite you to explore this website full of child playground safety resources.

playground injuries

Slyde is here to teach children that most playground injuries are unintentional, yet preventable by taking common sense steps to stay playing safe.

Starting a daycare

Starting a daycare? How to start an amazingly profitable daycare that will leave everyone else in your neighborhood wondering what the heck you’re doing to get so much business!


The Amazing Environmental Organization, Click “Look for Parks & Rec” a worthwhile visit!

Daycare resource

Daycare resource listings site. Find a daycare for your child. Start a daycare, teaching material and supplies, learning games, parenting articles.

Community Spaces

Since 1991, Evergreen, a Canadian charity and international thought leader, has provoked bold action in transforming public landscapes into thriving community spaces with environmental, social and economic benefits. At the core of our work is the belief that involving people directly in the process of restoring the health of local ecologies and their communities positively affects the attitudes and behaviours that lie at the core of the sustainable city.