Case Study: The Pursuit of Safe Play, Pt. 2

Matt Wagner News

As noted in part 1 of our case study, keeping kids safe at school is an ongoing initiative for principals and school staff. As research confirmed, many of those injuries are due to the playground surface material. When the Blue Springs School District noted opportunities to reduce playground injuries, they aggressively researched improved playground surfaces. They looked to their friends …

Case Study: The Pursuit of Safe Play, Pt. 1

Matt Wagner News

Keeping kids safe at school is a priority for principals, staff and parents alike, and one of those areas of concern is the playground. There are different types of playground surfaces available, from pea gravel to wood mulch to rubber mulch, but most can present problems and even contribute to them. When playgrounds from the Blue Valley School District caught …

SYNLawn and AstroTurf win big at K-State

Matt Wagner News, Press Releases

THE KANSAS SOYBEAN COMMISSION, THE K-STATE WILDCATS, ASTROTURF®, AND SYNLAWN® WIN BIG ON SATURDAY Manhattan, KA — Saturday’s 37-0 rout of Kent State at Bill Snyder Family Stadium was a big day for the Kansas State University Wildcats football team. It was also a big day for soybean farmers throughout Kansas. Soybean farmers? Prior to Saturday’s game, the Kansas Soybean …

Schools try flame retardant playgrounds

Matt Wagner In the News

In The News: Blue Valley Schools Want to Prevent Playground Vandalism Posted by: John Pepitone, FOX 4 News OLATHE, KS — The Blue Valley School District is taking action to try to prevent playground vandalism. The idea comes after several playground fires were intentionally set earlier this summer. A safer surface is being installed on the school’s playground. Blue Valley …

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Bright Beginnings in Kansas City

Matt Wagner News

Dodge City, KS — Setting out to improve the play area at the Bright Beginnings Early Childhood Center, local Public School officials embarked on a mission to convert a large asphalt court area into a safe, usable playground area for their students. While attending the 2010 Kansas Parks and Recreation Trade Show earlier this year, representatives visited SYNLawn’s show booth …