State Report Cards

America's playgrounds received a C+ for safety in the latest survey by NPPS, a slight improvement from the C grade posted in 2000. View the United States Report Card grades for schools, child care, and parks by clicking the links below.

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NPPS revisited more than 3,000 school, child care, and park playgrounds in the United States. Twenty-seven states increased their overall grade. Florida showed the most improvement jumping from a D- to a B+ while Michigan moved from a D- to a B. Click on your state to get the details about your state's grade.

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We are encouraging you to get involved! You can evaluate the risk factors of your own playground by using NPPS's Safety Report Card form (PDF).

Have you made changes to your playground? We would love to hear about the progress you have made. It would be helpful for us to highlight the influence that NPPS has had in your neighborhood.

Tell us your success story!

Please feel free to e-mail us at or write us at:

University of Northern Iowa
Human Performance Center 103
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0618

Thanks for helping us make sure that all states have made progress toward safer playgrounds for our nation's children!