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The Importance of Playground Surfacing

  We believe playgrounds are essential spaces for children’s physical and social development. However, their safety is of paramount concern to parents, educators, and community leaders. Playground surfacing plays a crucial role in safeguarding children from injuries while they explore, play, and grow. In this article, we will delve into the world of playground surfacing,

Pros and Cons of Each Type of Playground Safety Surfacing

  By Michele Breakfield Playground safety surfacing creates spaces where kids can run and play without getting hurt. This surface lies underneath and around playground structures, swings, slides, climbers and other equipment to protect kids if they fall. When choosing safety surfacing for your playground, it’s important to review all of your options, as some

When Is It Time to Upgrade Your Playground Equipment?

  Your playground looks quiet now, but spring is around the corner! Warm weather means kids will be ready for outdoor activities…but is your equipment ready for them? Let’s take a look at evaluating your play spaces and find out if it is time to upgrade your playground equipment. Your Equipment Is More Than 10

Playground Safety Surfacing

  When it comes to playgrounds, the most important factor to children is obviously the fun factor. Give them slides, give them climbers, and please never forget the swings! Parents, on the other hand, have a different list of wants for the parks and schoolyard playgrounds that their children will be playing on. At the

A Primer on Poured in Place Rubber

  By Hal Gourad Every year, on average, 220,000 kids are sent to the emergency room due to injuries on public playgrounds. Since 80% of those injuries are due to falls, and 70% of those falls are to the surface of the playground, adequately surfacing your playground is very crucial. Besides playground mulch, rubber mulch,

Choosing a Playground Surfacing System

  By Marissa Bauer Building, expanding, or refurbishing a playground for your school is always an exciting process. Often, we spend most of our thoughts and energy on selecting new equipment and colors. While equipment type and aesthetics are an important part of the conversation surrounding any playground renovation, it is critical to not overlook

Bring the Power of Play!

  So, you’ve decided to build a new playground! By reading this article, you’ve already taken the first step toward improving your school and planning the play area of your dreams. We created this fun and easy-to-follow guide to walk you through the process of playground planning step-by-step. Assess Your Needs At the beginning of

Playground Surfacing: Where You Need It, When You Need It

  By Jim Dobmeier Some of us remember the old days when liability was a less-often-used word, and rarely, if ever, was it used in the same sentence as playgrounds. In that same era, playground surfacing as a two-word tandem had yet to be uttered or written. Times have changed! In the playground industry, the
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