How to Create A Beautiful & Safe Artificial Turf Playground


Artificial grass will look good on your playground, but that’s not the only reason people and local municipalities are installing it on playgrounds. These are a few of the major reasons.


When you choose Southwest Greens Florida you choose a reputable company and system that is independently tested. IPEMA Certified synthetic grass and cushion for playgrounds are ideal for gardens, schools, and communities. You won’t have to be concerned about hazardous fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides with artificial grass either. Hard chemicals like these are absorbed into clothes and skin long after initial contact and are a major concern for adults and kids alike.


Our grass gives the ideal blend of aesthetics and endurance. Our grass blades utilize high end raw materials and resins to look like natural turf.

Consider installing an intuitive cooling system like HydroChill® keeps the turf temperature even on the warmer summer days. This layer of coating is applied to the sand filling and activated by adding moisture (rain or a quick sprinkle from the hose), to offer substantial cooling for hot days.


Artificial grass is the perfect pick for surfaces subject to high foot traffic like playscapes, due to its durable design. Our playground collection assures enhanced shock absorption even in those areas which receives a regular beating (like the spot at the end of a slide or the bottom of a fireman pole). You can rely on it to endure for years to come.


The absorbent pad underlayer of our turf gives rapid drainage both vertically and horizontally. Consequently, downpours will not cause muddy spots, and you don’t have to worry about storm-run-off exposing the play area to chemicals. For this reason many parks and communities, schools, and daycares have elected to install synthetic grass on their playgrounds.


The top priority of playing areas should be safety. Synthetic grass provides a safer space for children to play hard. At Southwest Greens Florida, we take this seriously so you can have the best. We independently test systems; ASTM quality and safety standards include:

  • ASTM quality and safety standards:
  • ASTM 1292-09 (Fall Height)
  • ASTM F 1551 (Coefficient of Friction)
  • BS 7044 (Water Infiltration)
  • BS 7044 (Water Infiltration)
  • ASTM F 1951-99 (ADA)
  • ASTM D2854 & FF 170 (Surface Flammability)
  • ASTM F 2765 (Heavy Metal Content)
  • ASTM D 2256-02 (Tensile Strength)

Are you prepared to design your new playground? Our team of experts can guide you spec and install the perfect play area for your space. Connect with us today for a free consultation.


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