Institute of Our Lady of Mount Carmel – Washington, DC
4,200 Sq. ft. Replacing Woodchip Playground with ADA Compliant Playground Floor
Many communities and schools in the United States are replacing existing woodchip playground surfaces with new ADA compliant playground floor. Institute of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Washington, DC, is no exception. Woodchips are simply not a safe playground surface for children to play on—not to mention the fact that it is nearly impossible for children with disabilities to navigate the play area. (We wrote about playground woodchips here.)
Institute of Our Lady of Mount Carmel worked a long time to raise funding to replace their existing playground surface. Once they were ready, adventureTURF worked with them to upgrade an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant floor of 4,200 sq. ft. First we removed the entire existing surface woodchips and then replaced it with poured in place rubber playground surface.