NEWS FROM THE PLAYGROUND

Safety tips, playground design, playground surfacing ideas, news and other great information about playgrounds and playground surfacing from your friends at adventureTURF.

Pros & Cons: Using Sand as a Playground Surface

Sand has been a universal element in playgrounds and parks for decades. There are many exciting activities people associate with sand, from constructing sandcastles to leaping around with friends. In recent years, the safety of sand as a playground surface has been called into question. Is sand a really safe option for a playground? Can […] Read More +
Natural Grass Playground Soil Surface

Pros & Cons: Natural Grass or Dirt for Playground Surfaces

Should You Choose Natural Surface for Your Playground? It may seem like the ground surface options for your playground area are endless, with options ranging from natural grass and dirt to poured-in place (PIP) rubber. Each option has its own maintenance needs, expected longevity, accessibility ratings, and installation requirements. Naturally, we think your best option […] Read More +

How much does a poured rubber playground cost?

Safety surfaces are a great for play areas, but what does a poured rubber playground cost in 2021? Rubber safety surfaces are popping up all over: Schools playgrounds, daycare centers, recreation facilities, and even places like pool decks, dog parks, theme parks, water parks, and senior centers. Rubberized surfaces (also called “wet pour rubber” or […] Read More +

Pros & Cons: Bonded Rubber Mulch for Playground Surfacing

Bonded rubber mulch (sometimes called bonded rubber bark or resin bound rubber mulch) looks like traditional wood chips (such as landscaping mulch). But upon closer inspection, you’ll quickly realize that it’s different. What is bonded rubber mulch? Bonded rubber mulch is an artificial playground surface made of shredded pieces of rubber that are stuck together to form […] Read More +

Pros & Cons: Rubber Mulch for Playground Surfacing

When playground administrators have chosen to install loose-fill material, they often find themselves comparing either rubber mulch (also called shredded rubber mulch, tire mulch, rubber nuggets, rubber pellets, recycled rubber mulch, rubber chips, or loose fill rubber), wood chips (such as landscape mulch), or engineered wood fiber mulch (EWF). All of those are considered loose-fill materials. […] Read More +