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South Carolina School District Upgrades 22 Playgrounds with Child-Safe Turf

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Fort Mill, SC — Fort Mill School District is home to 11 schools and over 16,000 students. The vision of this district is to inspire and educate children using “ingenuity and imagination to challenge and inspire students to exceed their greatest dreams and create a better community.” Fort Mill decided to expand its wellness initiatives to promote outdoor socialization and …

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SYNLawn Improves Safety and Accessibility on Texas Playgrounds

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Frisco, TX — SYNLawn Texas, a Dallas-based supplier of the largest artificial grass manufacturer in North America, completed an extensive playground resurfacing project for Frisco Independent School District (ISD). The year-long project included resurfacing 45 playgrounds at Frisco ISD’s elementary schools with SYNLawn Playground System to make the areas safer and easily accessible to students of all abilities. The system …

Safer Playgrounds for New Mexico Montessori Schools

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Rio Rancho, NM — The Springstone Montessori Schools in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, knew it was time for a playground overhaul. Based on the idea of letting kids direct their personal learning experiences, Montessori schools are incredibly interactive. Providing a safe outdoor play space is essential. Replacing the existing gravel rock base became more and more a safety hazard. A …

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SYNLawn unveils Super Yarn™

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DALTON, GA, (April 22, 2020) — SYNLawn®, the largest manufacturer and unrivaled innovator of artificial grass in North America, announced it is leading the industry with the development of innovative technology for artificial turf, which will set its products apart from the competition. Its new line of products are made with Super Yarn™ technology, which makes it the most advanced artificial grass fiber produced …

When choosing synthetic grass for your park or playground, many things must come into consideration including the height of the play equipment, areas of high use (or “TrampleZones”), Head Injury Criteria (HIC) requirements, and your preference on the look and feel of your grass.

Playground Safety: Preventing Injuries with Synthetic Grass

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Teachers, educations and school administration officials are always looking for ways to make their playgrounds safer – after all; they are responsible for the well-being of students during school hours. Even with advancements in safety features for playground equipment, there are still more than 200,000 students ages 14 and younger treated for playground-related injuries each year according to the CDC. …

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Investigating Synthetic Turf Importers Who Evade Tariffs

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FOREST HILL, Md. /PRNewswire/ — The Synthetic Turf Council (STC) has learned that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is investigating U.S. Turf Importers of synthetic turf that may be willfully evading tariffs placed on synthetic or artificial turf. Based on publicly available information, the STC and industry participants have filed hundreds of e-Allegation violations that question whether the synthetic …

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: Agility Training Solutions to Reduce Injuries

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We all know that team sports teach athletes, especially kids and teens, important life lessons like sportsmanship, integrity and confidence. However, sometimes athletes get injured no matter what surface they are playing on, and an injury can shake their confidence when it comes time to getting back into the game. The Micheli Center is a sports injury prevention center in …

Receiving the John Preston Award for Child Safety

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BLUE SPRINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT RECEIVES JOHN PRESTON AWARD FOR CHILD SAFETY Dalton, GA — The National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) recently issued their annual John Preston Award given to a group or organization that has made a difference in creating S.A.F.E. play areas for children. This year’s award went to the Blue Springs School District in Blue Springs, Missouri. …