API Says the Decline in UK Playgrounds Is a Public Health Issue

A massive decline in mainly urban playgrounds across the UK has urged the the Association of Play Industries (API) to warn the country’s political leaders that they must take measures to reverse with the ‘inactivity crisis’ among children. API representatives say the massive decline in public playgrounds is a public health issue and that, unless these playgrounds are reinstated and a commitment made to protect community playgrounds, children will continue to stay indoors on their screens at great cost to their physical and mental health.