The playground is a popular place in the summertime when school is out and the sun is shining.
Scrapes, sunburns and dehydration are common after a day spent on the jungle gym, but parents may not realize that the playground may be just as dangerous.
"You think about playground equipment. Everyone thinks it's nice and safe, unfortunately it's made out of materials that absorb heat," said Chris Good, medical director of the Emergency Department at the United Hospital Center.
As the mercury rises, experts said so do the temperatures on playground equipment. Although metal slides seem to be a thing of the past, coated metal and plastic materials can be hot enough to cause significant burns.
"There have been a few that's serious," said Mike Book, director of Harrison County Parks and Recreation.