When designing a play area there are many factors to take into consideration including; Appropriate location, Thoughtful design, Safety and Sustainability . Fencing around a play area plays an important part of achieving these factors. With an increase in the demand for housing, frequently the only green spaces left are small and are surrounded by houses and roads. Playground fencing helps to provide a clean and safe environment for children to play free from dog faeces and the risk of disease and violent attacks from stray and uncontrolled animals. Fencing also helps to ensure young children do not run straight out into the path of oncoming vehicles.