Play Safe

Fairfax County Public Schools Playground Rules

Welcome!  Play Safe.

Adult supervision is required.

Preschool-age playground equipment is intended for children ages 2 to 5.

School-age playground equipment is intended for children ages 5 to 12.

Do not use when the playground is wet or when the ground is frozen.

Equipment is to be used only as the manufacturer intended.

No bicycle helmets or jump ropes are permitted on the playground.

Do not wear clothing with drawstrings, hoods, or toggles while using equipment

Equipment surfaces may be hot – check surfaces before play.

No pushing, pulling, or hitting. No jumping or diving from playground equipment.

Do not climb safety rails, walls, barriers, roofs, or swing frames.


  • Only one child per swing
  • Sit in an upright position
  • No twirling or jumping from swings
  • Stay clear of swings while in motion


  • Take turns on slides
  • Sit in an upright position
  • Do not climb on slides
  • No loitering at slide entry or exit

Overheads / Upper Body Equipment:

  • Only one child at a time
  • No walking or sitting on rings, rungs, or rails
  • Do not skip rings or rungs

Report broken or damaged equipment to the school office.

During school hours, equipment is only for school use.

The playground closes at sundown.