What is a good depth for putting bark in a playset? Here's a link to a picture of the project so far:


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The Consumer Product Safety Commission has a chart for this:


Fall Height In Feet From Which A Life Threatening Head Injury Would Not Be Expected

Type of Material            6 "Depth    9 " Depth    12" Depth
Double Shredded Bark Mulch  6           10           11
Wood Chips                  7           10           11
Fine Sand                   5           5            9
Fine Gravel                 6           7            10
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    So I guess it depends how high that helicopter can get! Jun 5, 2012 at 19:51

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