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WILDOMAR ATTEMPTS TO DRESS A PIG

Since Monday August 4, 2014 the City of Wildomar has been attempting to blow all their troubles away by adding new material on top of the old at the cities three Tot-Lots.

Marna O'Brien in the process.

Marna O’Brien in the process.

Of course I’m going to complain about it for a number of reasons.
An e-mail sent to the city asking about the certification for this material was forwarded to the appropriate staff (who ever that might be) and then never answered, par for the course.
I caught up with our part-time groundskeeper and asked him about it, deer in the headlight.
The question remains, is this material the appropriate material. Numerous wood products can be used in a playground but only one is also A.D.A. compliant.
Rather than having a Certified Playground Safety Inspection performed where all of the deficiencies are found, and there are many, and then a plan of action established to address them this city has chosen once again to address the obvious leaving the hidden hopefully to remain hidden.
Hidden like the numerous sticks, pieces of broken glass, pencils, etc.

Heritage Tot-Lot Retention Basin. That holds water without bark.

Heritage Tot-Lot Retention Basin. That holds water without bark.


Just some of the materials removed in between loads of ? mulch.

Just some of the materials removed in between loads of ? mulch.


Items removed without the aid of a rake.

Items removed without the aid of a rake.


A lot of glass was missed. For a dramatic look at the dangers of a pencil, google pencil 3 year old boston.

A lot of glass was missed. For a dramatic look at the dangers of a pencil, google pencil 3 year old boston.

Until a Certification Sticker is affixed to each of the Tot-Lots along with each Tot-Lot audit made available on the parks website, parents should either watch their children closely or avoid these play areas altogether.