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Use this safe mommy tip - make sure surfaces around playground equipment have at least 12" of woodchips, mulch, sand, pea gravel, or safety-tested rubber, or rubber-like materials. The protective surfacing should extend at least 6' in all directions from all equipment. For swings, the surfacing should extend (in back and front) twice the height of the suspended bar.