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. …

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SYNLawn beautification at Brooklyn Bridge Park

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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

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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 …