In densely built urban environments, it may not be easy for children to find safe, healthy places to play and get the exercise that their growing bodies need. Even where space is available, playgrounds or parks might not exist because the cost of maintaining grass can be prohibitive. That’s where SYNLawn® artificial turf systems for playgrounds come in!
SYNLawn® manufactures synthetic turf systems that give city kids beautiful, green play environments that can stand up to intense use with minimal care. Our quality playground systems outperform both natural grass and other playground surfacing materials like pea gravel, crumb rubber or wood mulch.
With the rise in childhood obesity rates and the incidence of related health problems such as diabetes, it’s more important than ever to give kids an alternative to an all-indoor, overly sedentary lifestyle. Children’s health and fitness are issues that are so critical to our country’s future that First Lady Michelle Obama has adopted them as her personal cause. Among other things, Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign encourages kids to exercise for 60 minutes a day.
But an active child needs somewhere to play, and that place needs to be a safe and healthy one. Playgrounds that incorporate SYNLawn® turf address just that need.
The International Playground Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) has tested SYNLawn®’s playground turf and has certified that it will mitigate the effects of falls from as high as 10 feet. Our playground system incorporates an underlayment of protective padding that won’t become compacted and always stays anchored in place. Parents, teachers, coaches and playground supervisors can rest assured that kids can play safely on high equipment like monkey bars when SYNLawn® turf is underneath them. And our turf is also ADA compliant, allowing for easy operation of wheelchairs and other assistive devices.
SYNLawn® artificial turf is also healthier because it reduces kids’ exposure to the kinds of chemicals that are routinely applied to natural grass play areas. SYNLawn® synthetic grass stays green and resilient year-round without repeated applications of pesticides and fertilizers.
SYNLawn® synthetic turf doesn’t cause allergies, won’t harbor insects or mold and won’t develop dangerous bare spots or divots, even after very hard use in extreme weather conditions. SYNLawn® synthetic turf will drain away rainwater faster than nature can pour it down – up to an astonishing 30 inches per hour! Our turf won’t become sodden or slippery, so it always offers reliable footing.
Of course, even tough, high-quality SYNLawn® turf eventually shows signs of wear in high-traffic areas, but that doesn’t necessitate an expensive replacement for a whole playground surface. SYNLawn®’s exclusive TrampleZone™ system lets groundskeepes replace worn spots quickly, easily and inexpensively.
Unlike other fake turf products, SYNLawn® artificial playground grass has a “thatch zone” that eliminates the need for crumb rubber infill, those small granules of rubber that you may see used in many brands of turf. These bits of recycled tires often stick to shoes, clothes and skin and can be tracked everywhere by kids.
SYNLawn® has long been a leading innovator in the synthetic grass industry nationwide, and we’re also a leading distributor in the New York artificial grass market. We put our 40 years of experience in the artificial turf business into making products that are more natural-looking, more environmentally friendly and more durable than so many other brands of fake grass. For a playground that kids and those who love them will both appreciate, choose SYNLawn® synthetic turf.