Parents seethe over too-hot playground

Parents are complaining that their children cannot use the playground at Brooklyn Bridge Park because the equipment gets too hot, raising the risk of burns.Geoffrey

BROOKLYN - Parents are complaining that their children cannot use the playground at Brooklyn Bridge Park because the equipment gets too hot, raising the risk of burns.

Geoffrey Croft, president of the New York City Park Advocates, says every year children get burned by overheated playground equipment, and that's something that could be prevented.

"The city, unfortunately, does not require that any temperature test be done for any play equipment installed on New York City playgrounds," Croft says.

The Parks Deparmtent attempted to temporarily solve the problem by erecting tents to cover the metal domes at the playground, but when the sun sets, the equipment gets exposed to its rays.

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