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Playground slide divides locals after mothers complain it’s ‘too steep’ while others say it’s safe

A children’s slide in a local playground divides residents, with some mothers complaining that the slide is ‘too steep’ while others said it was safe for kids.

The children’s slide at a Gold Coast Park has been a longtime favourite for some, but parents argued it was a ‘dangerous’ slide because it caused nasty friction burns.

However, other parents disagreed and said the slide was safe for children. 

A children’s slide in a local playground (pictured) divides residents, with some mothers complaining that the slide is ‘too steep’ while others said it was safe for kids

‘It’s a pretty dangerous slide, I went down it with my twin boys…they both had friction burn and it shot us all out the end and I landed on top of my children,’ one Facebook user commented.

‘My eight-year-old burnt her bottom last year but was wearing a dress, it took over a week to heal after several trips to the doctor for different creams and bandages!’ another parent complained.

However, not all parents shared the same sentiment. Some said the negative reactions were examples of ‘helicopter parenting’.

‘It’s a good, fast slide and it’s good fun, and yeah, that’s why we come to this park mostly,’ a parent at the playground told 9 News Gold Coast. 

The children's slide at Maudsland Park has been a longtime favourite for some, but parents argued it was a 'dangerous' slide because it caused nasty friction burns

The children’s slide at Maudsland Park has been a longtime favourite for some, but parents argued it was a ‘dangerous’ slide because it caused nasty friction burns

‘Pretty good example of helicopter parenting,’ he added, when asked about the complaints some parents have made about the slide.

Another parent took on a more balanced view and said it was up to the parents’ discretion to decide whether it was safe enough for their child to go on the slide.  

Despite the disagreements among residents, the local council has no plans to change the slide’s set-up. 

The local council also said it has never received a safety complaint before – and if parents are still unconvinced, a smaller slide can be found just a few metres away.

'It's a good, fast slide and it's good fun, and yeah, that's why we come to this park mostly,' another parent said, adding that the reactions were an example of helicopter parenting

‘It’s a good, fast slide and it’s good fun, and yeah, that’s why we come to this park mostly,’ another parent said, adding that the reactions were an example of helicopter parenting

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