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. …

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 …

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. …

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 …