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Most playgrounds have a wading pool, a playfield and various playground equipment. Some playgrounds have playfields that are turned into ice rinks in winter. The equipment and opportunities for activities vary by the playground.

School children are offered snacks at playgrounds on schooldays. Charges apply to the snacks. Children must be enrolled in the snack programme. In summer, the playgroun ...

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Background information

The purpose of municipal playgrounds is to offer safe, diverse and welcoming environments for play. The municipality checks the safety of playgrounds several times a year. The maintenance measures are carried out according to a national specification.

Playgrounds may be supervised by municipal employees either continuously or at certain times, or they may be unsupervised. A municipality may organise instructor-led activities for pre-school and school-age children at the playground.

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City of Helsinki, Education Division
Text edited by: City of Helsinki, Education Division
Updated: 20/2/2024