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SYNLawn steps in to help after Colorado STEM school tragedy

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Highlands Ranch, CO — While mass shootings appear to make the news regularly; every tragic event shakes their respective communities to the very core. One such unfortunate incident took place on May 7th, 2019, at the STEM School Highlands Ranch with a school shooting rocking the quiet suburb neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. In February of 2019, School officials reached out …

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The Best Artificial Turf for School Playgrounds in Traverse, MI

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Traverse, MI — After a century of continuous guidance provided to generations of students, the Immaculate Conception School of Traverse City, Michigan, needed a replacement and an upgrade. Along with a brand-new building, the school also required the best artificial turf by SYNLawn for a modern and safe playground for kids of all ages to enjoy. With a prominent placement …

SYNPour Pour in Place playground surface enhances Yellowstone Hotel

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Big Sky is one of Montana’s most popular tourist destinations, drawing thousands of visitors a year that includes plenty of celebrities. The Wilson Hotel by Residence Inn/Marriott offers some of the most scenic views in the area. Now the hotel’s newly installed playground features a vibrant ‘rainbow blue’ color using SYNLawn’s SYNPour Pour in Place (PIP) play surfacing. SYNLawn Montana …

Family Owned SYNLawn Company Gives Back to Local Community

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Chatsworth, GA – The Peeples family name is as widely recognized throughout Northern Georgia as much as their family owned company, SYNLawn, is recognized around the world as the leader in synthetic landscape turf products. And, on March 12, 2016, both the Peeples name and SYNLawn became the cornerstone for Murray County, Georgia’s youth to exercise their bodies and imagination …

Case Study: The Pursuit of Safe Play, Pt. 3

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As noted in part 1 and part 2 of our case study series, ensuring that kids are safe while playing on the playground is important for principals and staff members. However, some surface types require more maintenance than others and can ultimately compromise the safety of the play areas. When playground maintenance became a bear for the Lee’s Summit School …

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

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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 …

Kansas City leading the way in Playground safety

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Kansas City, MO – When administrators from the Blue Springs School District began to look at ways to improve playground safety for their students, as well as lower overall maintenance costs, district representatives came up with a plan. The plan was to build a “Pilot Playground” program using SYNLawn’s Playground System in an effort to replace old, decaying mulch which …

Synthetic grass to increase Preschoolers activity

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Parks and Playgrounds Use Synthetic Grass to Increase Activity Levels for Preschoolers As a new study finds nearly half of children under five don’t have one outdoor play opportunity per day, a growing number of parks and preschools are choosing synthetic grass for their playgrounds to allow more opportunities for kids to be active. Atlanta, GA — While the American …

Schools try flame retardant playgrounds

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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 …