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Does designing the perfect playground sound difficult?
It doesn’t have to be.
There are countless variables in building the ideal space for kids to play. We know. It can feel overwhelming, right?
But the good news is, we find that most of those variables boil down to the same root. The most important thing we hear our clients say over and over is: “I want every child in my charge to be (and feel) safe while they’re in my care.” And we couldn’t agree more.
Let’s take a look at how an artificial turf system, when installed with Envirofill infill, is a safe bet for designing your new playground surface.
We all know the truth. Kids tumble and fall. It can’t be avoided. And in fact, the healthy risk taking that leads to bumps and bruises on the playground has been associated with positive growth for children.
But the last thing you want to worry about while you’re cheering on your kiddos is whether their physical environment is safe. You want to trust you’ve done everything you can to create a safe environment for healthy risk taking. So the ground they play on is a crucial piece of the puzzle when building a new playground.
That’s also why we infuse Microban® antimicrobial protection into Envirofill. So you can breathe easy and let the kids play freely. Because even when they tumble, you won’t worry about those inevitable cuts and scrapes. You’ll know the artificial turf infill they’re playing on is fighting bacteria and microbes every single day — without you having to do a thing.
Young children are particularly susceptible to toxins. Their organs are still developing, and their bodies are less able to detoxify. Imagine not knowing what toxins could be off-gassing or suspended in air where your children are playing.
True, we can’t protect our kids from everything. But we can do our best to build safe and nurturing environments for play. And a playground is no exception.
It’s essential to be clear on the safety of everything going into a new playground. You want to trust your kids are safe while they’re playing — which means a toxin-free environment.
That’s why we send Envirofill to third-party labs for testing. It’s been confirmed to be non-toxic and non-hazardous. For example, Envirofill has been proven so safe it’s exempt from Prop 65 labelling — which is used to notify customers of potential exposure to chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. Envirofill is the only green sand infill on the market with this labeling exemption. It’s also been proven free of heavy metal toxicity through testing: both ASTM F3188, and EN 71-3. Contact us if you have any questions on third party lab testing, or would like to learn more about the safety of Envirofill.
Every child deserves accessible play. It’s vital for you to feel like each kid you’re in charge of has equal opportunity to build friendships on the playground — while having fun and taking healthy risks. You’re committed to creating a safe space. But it can be a challenge.
Designing ADA accessible playgrounds requires education, intention, and attention to detail. From making sure wheelchairs can easily glide across a playground to preventing trip hazards where synthetic turf meets other surfaces, there’s a lot to consider.
That’s one reason many of our clients choose artificial turf with Envirofill for playgrounds. When installed properly — by skilled professionals with attention to detail — an artificial turf system with Envirofill makes an ideal ADA compliant playground surface.
And major bonus: Envirofill requires very little maintenance. Whereas other types of artificial turf infill require time consuming upkeep — for example, having to frequently add extra infill where little feet compact it at the bottom of slides — Envirofill’s round shape helps it to resist compaction and remain as quality as the day it was installed.
Since 2005, people like you have trusted our infill for their artificial turf projects because of our reputation for our product, and our people. Backed by Envirofill’s 16 year warranty, you can easily see why Envirofill has been installed in thousands of backyards, parks, and playgrounds.
We understand the complexity and importance of a thoughtfully-designed, modern, and accessible playground. Which is why members of our sales team are Certified Playground Safety Inspectors. We take seriously up-to-date training on playground safety. Our passion is helping you build the best surface for the kids in your care.
Ready to learn more about Envirofill for your playground?