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 …

Case Study: Agility Training Solutions to Reduce Injuries

Matt Wagner News

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

Matt Wagner News

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. …

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SYNLawn beautification at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Matt Wagner News

NEW YORK, NY — “You can’t have a great city, without great parks” said New York mayor Michael Bloomberg. New York City has several famous parks you may have heard of before including Central Park, Bryant Park and maybe even Washington Square Park in the Greenwich Village section of NYU. The next amazing NYC park receiving worldwide attention is Brooklyn …

Kansas City leading the way in Playground safety

Matt Wagner News

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 …