Safe At Play
Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Chicago (Lurie Children's)The Kohl's Cares for Kids Safety Network at Lurie Children's has experience in community playground building and advocating for safe playgrounds citywide. We work to prevent playground injuries through education, and build and improve playground structures to create a safer environment for kids to play. To date, we have built or re-furbished 19 playgrounds at head start programs, public schools, public parks, and clinics.
In 2005, we partnered with Friends of the Parks, a local park advocacy group, to survey all 450 of the Chicago Park District's playgrounds. Each summer from 2005 - 2012, we have re-visited the playgrounds to complete another safety evaluation. The Chicago Park District used our safety evaluation data, as one of the criteria for replacing playgrounds through their "Chicago Plays" initiative. Take a look at this video to see some "before and after" photos of our playground projects. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CizF8_67R8&feature=player_embedded
Contact InformationAmy Hill