<p>Playground Medic, based in Hawthorne, New York, is committed to making playgrounds safe “through identification of hazards and maintenance of playgrounds.” They achieve this through playground audits or inspections, maintenance and repair of playground equipment, and seminars to train playground staff, day care workers, and teachers aides. The Playground Medic business was started by Peggy Payne and Janet Kuney, who had previously been play equipment and surfacing sales representatives. They saw that large amounts were being spent on new playground equipment and surfacing, but little attention was being given to maintenance. They worked with a small group of people, who were familiar with playgrounds and small businesses, and established the basis for their professional service business.</p>
In addition to receiveing the Essential Slyde Newsletter, all Friends of Slyde are elgible for free or greatly discounted products from Slyde's Playground Safety Store.