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San Antonio School now with a mud-free playground

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San Antonio, TX — Fort Sam Houston Elementary School’s children received a much-needed improvement to its new outdoor play area made thanks to SYNLawn Texas. The children gained an attractive, hygienic, and mud-free zone to play through the installation of artificial grass. The site originally contained a school bus that was converted into a playhouse. The kids loved it, but …

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Seattle Preschool gets custom Trike Track

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Seattle, WA — Tricycles are great for getting tykes to stay active and work out their extra energy during playtime. Yet, they’re often too difficult to ride across uneven ground, wood chips, and other surfaces commonly found on the playground. SYNLawn Seattle came to the rescue at the Little Trailblazers Early Learning Center to build a custom trike track to …

SYNLawn saves the day for Sacramento Elementary School

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Sacramento, CA — Sometimes, a company has to go above and beyond to make a challenging situation a success. SYNLawn Sacramento did just this for the Harkness Elementary School playground project. The company initially supplied artificial turf to a local landscaping company to handle the installation, but a miscommunication between the architect and installers led to challenges. SYNLawn not only …

New Surfacing Provides Cleaner, Safer and More Vibrant Playground Areas for All

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Prior to these installations, the 44 playgrounds had surface areas that were mostly comprised of mulch. Frisco Independent School District (Frisco ISD) wanted to resurface every playground so it would be fully accessible to all students, including those with mobility challenges. By replacing the mulch and installing SYNLawn’s Playground System at each location, SYNLawn Texas helped Frisco ISD create the …

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Colorado Springs Early Colleges Install Premium SYNLawn Turf

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As the organizers of some of the best charter schools in the state, the Colorado Early Colleges (CEC) system is constantly looking for new ways to improve their campus experiences. The Colorado Springs location recently installed 9,000 square feet of SYNLawn to complete a new courtyard project based around improving student mental and physical health. By including a large section …

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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 …

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 …