Playground Safety Surfaces

Playground Safety Surfaces

Artificial grass is a great choice for playground safety surfaces. It makes a clean, safe play for children to play. When used with a shock pad underlay, it offers some protection from falls, rolls, and tumbles. 

Playground safety surfaces need to be soft, clean, and safe to play on. Astroturf drains quickly, so it can be dry and ready to play on very quickly after rain, and won’t turn to mud like real grass. 

There’s no watering, mowing, mud, or mess, so astroturf is ideal for playgrounds. 

Playground Safety Surfaces

Does artificial grass fade in the sun?

Artificial Grass has a UV protection additive. It does fade, but only very slightly. The fading process is so slow that it will likely take years before you notice the difference. Over ten years of sun exposure, astroturf should only fade by a shade or two. 


What is the life expectancy of artificial grass in a playground setting?

Astroturf will last as a playground safety surface for between 5 and 20 years, depending on how much use it gets and how well it is cared for. 


Is it difficult to repair or replace areas of astroturf playground safety surface?

It is very simple to repair artificial grass or to replace it if play equipment has been moved or change. Patch repairs are easy to do, and bond to the existing grass, leaving a seamless finish. When you have your artificial lawn installed, it is a good idea to save some offcuts, as these may in useful for any needed repairs in the future.  


Can artificial grass meet fall-height specifications?

For playground safety surfaces, a specification must be met to keep children safe from falls. Artificial grass, when used with shockpad crumb-rubber or foam padding can meet most of these fall-height standards.

Is artificial grass clean and safe for children?

A visit to the playground often leaves children dirty, thanks to loose dirt and debris kicked up during play. In a school, cleaning children after play can cut into educational time. For parents, dirt at the playground can risk children’s health, as bacteria and allergens are lurking on natural surfaces. Animal waste, for example, can contain dangerous diseases that pose a real risk to children’s health. Astroturf is safe and is easy to keep clean. It can be cleaned easily with a hose, leafblower, or vacuum, with no need to call a professional to clean it. 

Is artificial grass environmentally friendly?

A lot of communities are now more worried about teaching children about conservation as early as possible. Eco-friendly materials in their playgrounds are a good place to start. Artificial grass is low-maintenance. Less natural resources are wasted as it doesn’t need to be watered, fertilized, or mowed. A lot of artificial grass and shock pad underlay is made with recycled materials. If an environmentally friendly lawn is important to you, then there are lots of options out there for you to choose from with astroturf. We are also proud to supply 100% recyclable artificial grass – ask for details.

Playground Safety Surfaces