School Playground

School Courtyard Playground Surface

Atonement Lutheran School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, needed poured in place rubber flooring on both an outdoor area as well as a courtyard playground surface. The church was expanding its daycare facilities in a low income area of the city and budgeted for a new play area as well as a courtyard playground surfacing. Read More +

School & Church Playground Renovation Project

St. Nicholas School and Church in the urban area of Chicago, Illinois, was undergoing a major renovation project between the church and school. They contacted adventureTURF to help with the playground renovation project surfacing portion. In this particular case, they were pressed for time. A brief window of time was made available to plan, prepare, and install the playground surfacing for the campus day care center. As the buildings and grounds were complete, adventureTURF installed a beautiful new poured rubber safety surface underneath the school’s playground area and equipment. Read More +

Replace Woodchips 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.) Read More +

Remove Woodchip Playground and Install Rubber Safety Surface

Immanuel Lutheran School in Batavia, Illinois, needed to remove woodchip playground surface and replace its playground surface. They decided to replace the wood chips with a poured rubber playground surface that was both safer and (Americans with Disabilities Act) ADA compliant. The playground was located in a small courtyard area underneath play equipment in the corner of a larger space. Woodchips were used as the existing surface. While these are often cheaper initially, they tend to cost more in the long-run. Woodchips are also not ADA compliant and not safe for all children. Read our article about playground woodchips. Read More +

Recap Damaged Playground Surface

One of the benefits of poured rubber playground surfacing is that when it shows wear and tear or needs repair, it is fairly simple to recap a damaged playground surface. (Though, sometimes a new playground surface is unavoidable.) It is also significantly less expensive for schools, communities, and daycare facilities to recap the playground instead of replacing the entire surface. In Racine, Wisconsin, we were able to recap the elementary school playground for a fraction of the cost of a complete replacement. Read More +

New Playground Surfacing in Rural Area

This special project included installing a new playground surfacing on a brand new play area. The Greenwood Elementary School in Greenwood, Wisconsin is located in a fairly rural part of the state. For several years the school was working to raise funds to build a new playground for the children to play on. When they finally raised the funds to get started on the project they called adventureTURF. After the new playground equipment was installed, they needed a safer, more-durable, long-lasting new playground surfacing. Read More +