False. Grass is not recommended for playground surfacing because its ability to absorb shock can be affected by weather conditions and wear. Softer surfaces, such as wood mulch, shredded tires, or sand can reduce the number of injuries.
2. The majority of injuries on playground equipment occur on slides.
True. Good playground design is an important factor in preventing injuries. Areas for active play, such as swings, should be separated from areas for quiet play, like sandboxes. And areas for the most popular activities should be widely spaced apart.