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10 Great Ways Your Family Can Help Clean Local Parks


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Paint the Playground
A fresh coat of paint can transform playground equipment.
A fresh coat of paint can transform playground equipment.
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A fresh coat of paint on the playground is sure to make your park look brand-new!

As you prepare for this project, you may want to take a sample of the old paint to your local health department to make sure that it's not lead-based. If it does contain lead, you'll need to strip the playground entirely before

repainting it.

Check with your local hardware store to get advice on types of paint that will work well with the playground equipment and the climate. Don't have a playground at your park? Building one is another possibility!


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