A new study by the National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) rates the safety of playgrounds in 27 states according to criteria such as supervision, age-appropriate design, fall surfacing, and equipment maintenance. Overall, the study gave America's playgrounds a grade of C-minus, suggesting much room for improvement.

According to the study—the largest ever of its kind—Delaware topped all states with a grade of B. The study found that none of Delaware's playgrounds predated 1980. Florida...

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