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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 …

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 …