Faculty Advisor

Albano, Leonard D.

Faculty Advisor

Weaver, Elise A.


Each year about 200,000 children under the age of 15 are sent to the emergency room due to injuries that occur on the playground (Hudson 1999). Nevertheless, playground safety is currently an issue outside Federal regulation. This project seeks to minimize and/or prevent injuries on Worcester's public playgrounds. As a major toward this goal, we designed an effective safety auditing and maintenance system for the individual playgrounds in the city of Worcester that can be updated frequently and accessed easily. From these systems, we hope to make Worcester a model city in playground safety, setting the precedent for other towns and cities within the region.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies