Recent changes were made to ASTM F1487-17 regarding playground equipment for public use. These changes to performance requirements, equipment, and layout will most likely affect planning, designing and maintaining your parks. However, the changes specifically relating to maintenance call for regular inspections of play equipment and fall surfacing, and makes it clear that the owner/operator should maintain detailed record keeping for each playground equipment area. Park Protector is exactly that—a detailed record of inspections, repairs, maintenance and documentation specifically related to each play equipment area. To view changes visit

Please contact Playground Guardian if you are in need of playground inspections, safety surfacing attenuation testing, or would like to learn more about Park Protector Playground Inspection Software.