Who Is Responsible for Playground Upkeep?

Who Is Responsible for Playground Upkeep?

by / Tuesday, 08 April 2014 / Published in Michigan Law

Michigan has a statute known as the Playground Equipment Safety Act. The act intends to protect children using playgrounds. As the warmer weather starts rolling in, you should know that you have rights if your child is injured while playing.

The Playground Equipment Safety Act imposes liability on the playground’s operator. The person responsible for the playground’s upkeep is liable when their park is negligently built or maintained:

408.686 Public playground equipment; responsibility for maintenance, repair, and upkeep.
Kids playing on a playground

Sec. 6. (1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2), the local unit of government, school district, or governmental entity that owns and operates the public playground equipment shall be responsible for the maintenance, repair, and upkeep of the public playground equipment according to the standards identified by this act.

  • Schools
  • Governments
  • Private park owners

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