Secure the Miami Shores Tot Lot Fence and Gates

Secure the Miami Shores Tot Lot Fence and Gates

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Melissa M started this petition to Miami Shores Village Manager Tom Benton and

Bounded by the golf course to the north, train tracks to the east, acres of athletic fields to the south and a narrow, and sometimes crowded street to the west, the Miami Shores Tot Lot is a haven for local children of all ages.  However, it is heavily used by younger children who are highly mobile, yet unable to fully understand the dangers of moving vehicles, trains and golf balls.  Adults who accompany these children to the Miami Shores Tot Lot are generally attentive, but the reality is that nobody can have control over or even keep a toddler in view at all times at a busy playground.  There are obstacles and distractions that can make even the most vigilant adult lose sight of a small child.

Secure fencing and gates are necessary to keep our children safe.

We, the parents, caregivers, relatives and friends of children who use the Miami Shores Tot Lot, ask that the Village of Miami Shores do the following:

  1. Secure the ADA gate on the northern side of the Tot Lot using a lock or other mechanism that is both child safe and ADA compliant.  Possible solutions include, but are not limited to, a number lock, a key fob lock (similar to the one at use for the dog park), or an ADA compliant lock similar to one that is currently in use at Muss Park in Miami Beach.
  2. Secure any other fence openings in excess of 6 centimeters in width (2 3/8 inches), which is the maximum width recommended by the Consumer Product Safety Commission for the distance between crib slats in order to prevent a child's body from getting stuck between such slats.
  3. Repair any existing weaknesses that would allow a small child to distort the fence enough to crawl past or under it.
  4. Regularly inspect for faults in the fence, unsanitary conditions (i.e., fecal matter, used condoms) and other possible hazards.

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2010/07/23/2010-17594/safety-standards-for-full-size-baby-cribs-and-non-full-size-baby-cribs-notice-of-proposed-rulemaking

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