Sacramento May Restrict Playground Use

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, October 9, 2007

She’s backing an ordinance to restrict the use of playgrounds to kids under 12. Sheedy says she came up with the idea after strolling through Woodlake Park.  

"I found teenagers playing on the swings and on the little spring horses. They break when you have too much weight on them. So that’s what this is mainly about, it’s making the area safe for the children, it’s making the equipment safe to be used." 

City Council members are scheduled to discuss the ordinance Tuesday night and vote on it next week. If it passes, the city may end up spending around $31,000 to install signs displaying the new rules.