Schools Join Nationwide Turf Trend

gI_82407_Synthetic Turf International Play Rite PlaygroundDaycare facilities and schools across the country are turning to turf.

According to Synthetic Turf International (STI), schools like the idea of using turf surfaces on playgrounds to create more opportunities to play outside while promoting safety.

IPEMA, the non-profit International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association says that synthetic turf is becoming a popular trend over real grass for commercial and residential playgrounds.

The Goddard School of Urbana, Maryland tried to use natural grass in its 4,000 square feet of activity space. However, the grass couldn’t hold up to 200 children playing outside five days a week.

STI distributor Synthetic Turf of Virginia partnered with approximately 50 Children of America schools to help replace pour-in-place rubber surfaces and slopes.

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