Playgrounds are starting to evolve into safer playing areas for children. With our children, safety always comes first, but kids will be kids and when they’re outdoors playing with other children the last thing on their minds is safety. But that’s something we can control. Playgrounds have gone from concrete and gravel to woodchips and even sand. Artificial turf has started to catch on to many communities as they are finding them to be safer and reduce injuries for children.
The idea of installing artificial grass turf in playgrounds is a great idea, and there are many reasons why it’s starting to become a new trend at schools and community playgrounds. Here are a few reasons why we think artificial turf is a great options for playgrounds:
It offers an area clear of debris
Clearing turf grass is much simpler than live grass. To clear the artificial grass of sticks, twigs leaves and other debris a leaf blower can be used. In the winter snow can safely be cleared off the turf so children can continue to use the playground as it is meant to be used. With turf, any type of debris can easily be visible, which can prevent children from stepping on harmful objects.
The surface is safer for children
Padding can be added in areas where children are more likely to fall to offer more protection. With turf, children will experience less injuries and falls (which always occur with adventurous and curious children) will be safer and have less impact on their little bodies. Woodchips threaten children with more scrapes and splinters, concrete with breaks and more painful scrapes. But with turf, children will experience softer impacts on the lush bouncy surface.
It’s an easier surface for children to run and play on
Turf was meant for athletes! Athletes who practice on sports turf fields are running around, falling, impacting one another and rolling around. Children pretty much move around the same way when they’re playing. Installing artificial turf in playgrounds will give your children a more optimized and enhanced playing area for them!
Just like the many mini putt courses we’ve installed, we can customize playgrounds to turn fantasy playgrounds into a reality. Children and families will love the new surface that can withstand traffic through its durability, and require very little maintenance. Less maintenance means more playing time for kids!
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