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2017 Playground: Safety, Surfacing, Maintenance & Repair Workshop

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2017 Playground Maintenance Technician Training

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Exhibitor Registration: Member $50 Non-Member $75* (7 spaces available) 


Join the MACS Section as they host the Playground: Safety, Surfacing, Maintenance & Repair workshop!


Click here to register now!

The workshop will include:

  • Discussion, testing & usage of a Portable Drop Test Impact Analyzer.
  • Discussion on playground safety surfacing testing, maintenance, repair of unitary (poured in place, tile & engineered wood fiber).
  • Powerpoint on safety inspection & reporting for opening up a new playground and procedure and steps to take in the event of an emergency     closure of a playground.
  • Maintenance results of combining usage of matting and engineered wood fiber.

What Will You Learn?

  • Usage and understanding of how an Impact Analyzer can be useful to help gauge when surfacing materials require replacement or replenishment.
  • Techniques for repairing Unitary Surfacing (poured in-place & Smart Surfacing).
  • Steps to take when re-opening or opening up a new playground.
  • How to develop emergency plans for when a playground has been compromised by vandalism or a storm.

Who Should Attend?

  • Maintenance Staff, Supervisor, Project Managers, Risk Management Employees


 8:30  Welcome & Introduction

 8:45  Drop Test Impact Analyzer Testing & Usage

 9:45  Break-time & MACS Drawing

10:15 Safety Surfacing Repair & Maintenance

11:45 Break for Lunch

12:45 Repairing Poured in-place Surfacing

1:30   Safety Inspection & Opening Procedures for New Playgrounds

2:00   Preparedness for an Emergency Playground Closure

2:30   Engineered Wood Fiber with Rubber Matting Combination Usage

3:00   Question & Answer

3:15   End of Session


$75 for OPRA members

$85 for non-members

Group Discount: $5 off each additional attendee when registering as a group

Registration Deadline:3/2/2017

For workshop questions or more information contact:

Jerry Burgess - THPRD Project Coordinator/Manager or 503.619.3931


*Exhibitor registration includes an *8' table, 2 chairs, & lunch for two.


Thank you to all those that made the 2016 ORPA Annual Conference a tremendous success. In sharing their experience and knowledge, over 400 park and recreation professionals, speakers and exhibitors contributed to the conference theme of "Advocacy for Parks & Recreation,Telling our Story".


The Board of Directors, staff, and the Conference Committee invite you to make plans to attend the 2017 ORPA Annual Conference, November 13-15, at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes in Bend, Oregon.




Got the Conference App?


Many of the presenters have added their slides or other documents to their session description. Speaker bio's and contact information are all available as is the information on exhibitors and sponsors. Check back on the app to see what's been added or to look at the photos.



Even if you did not attend the conference, you can view the conference information on the app by downloading it here:


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