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Soil, grass, and planting beds shall provide positive drainage away from sidewalks, but shall not fall away at more than a 3-percent gradient slope for a minimum distance of 5 feet (1524 mm) from the edge. Gutters or other water funneling devices shall prevent storm water from pouring onto or draining across walks.The location of all drains, grates, drop inlets, catch basins, other drainage elements and curb cuts shall be out of the main flow of pedestrian traffic.
Playgrounds shall be evenly graded and sloped to provide positive surface drainage. Playground equipment shall be safe, structurally sound, verminproof, and shall not have jagged or sharp projections. Playground equipment shall be anchored to suitable foundations to prevent toppling or dislodgement. Cushioning materials such as mats, wood chips, or sand shall be used under climbing equipment, slides, and swings as required by the Public Playground Safety Handbook.
A smooth nonabsorbent surface shall be provided for outdoor waste containers.