Step #1 – School Submits Playground Proposal to Health District

Washington State Regulations WAC 246-366 require the health district to review and approve proposed changes or modifications to any portion of a school playground. Early notification is the key to a smooth process; it allows health and safety concerns to be identified and addressed when it’s most cost effective. The review should be completed before any new equipment is ordered.

To start the process, submit:

  • Playground Plan Review Information Form
  • Overhead drawing or footprint showing the proposed playground equipment layout
  • Manufacturer’s cut sheets for each proposed piece of equipment
  • Letter from the manufacturer stating that the specific equipment being purchased meets or exceeds the standards in the current American Society for Testing and Materials Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use (ASTM 1487-11) and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Handbook for Public Playground Safety (November 2010).

The Playground Plan Review Information Form containing additional submittal details can be found here.

Call 509.324.1560, ext. 4 for additional information.