August 23, 2022

Synthetic turf is the most in-demand solution for Metro New York playgrounds in recent years thanks to its effortless maintenance and safety ratings. Read on for ideas to build a attractive and safe play space the Southwest Greens way.



Artificial grass will look beautiful on your play area, but that’s just one of the numerous reasons why people and city officials are using it on playgrounds. The following are some of the primary reasons.



When you pick Southwest Greens you choose a reputable company and system that is tested independently. IPEMA Certified synthetic turf and cushion for playgrounds are perfect for yards, schools, and communities. Our Play Collection not only looks great but also characteristics like thick padding below the grass surface to soften falls. You don’t have to worry regarding dangerous fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides with artificial grass either. Harmful chemicals like these are absorbed into clothes and skin much later after first contact and are a huge concern for adults and children alike.



Thanks to our fantastic Research and Development team, our grass offers the ideal blend of aesthetics and endurance. Our grass blades utilize top of the line raw materials and resins to look like natural grass.

Think about adding an intuitive cooling system like HydroChill® keeps the turf temperature even on the warmer summer days. This precoat is applied to the sand filling and activated by adding moisture (precipitation or a quick sprinkle from the hose), to offer significant cooling for hot days.



Synthetic turf is the ideal option for areas subject to high foot traffic like playgrounds, because of its durable design. Southwest Greens playground collection guarantees better shock absorption even in those areas that might receive frequent beating (like the area at the end of a slide or the bottom of a fireman pole). You can count on it to last for years to come.



The absorbent pad underlayer of Southwest Greens grass provides rapid drainage both vertically and horizontally. As a result, excessive rain won't have muddy spots, and you do not have to be concerned about storm-run-off exposing the playground to chemicals. Thus many parks and municipalities, schools, and daycares have elected to install synthetic turf on their play area.



If you are looking to build a good looking and safe playground, we have a few ideas to guide you get your plannning started.



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Start by choosing a fun theme for your playground. You can do themes like spaceships, pirate ships, jungles, castles… the list goes on and on! Do not be afraid to combine ideas to find the ideal playground layout for your circumstances.


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Equipment on playgrounds can get hot on the dog days of summer. At present there are many alternatives for installing artificial shade to combat this issue. Be sure to get a reputable contractor install these shade tents, so they fulfill all safety requirements.



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Children grow up fast. If you’re going to install a playground, you should contemplate adding other areas that will attract the older little ones, too. Adding objects like swing sets and standard monkey rails alongside your playground equipment will suit various age groups.



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Even if majority of the playgrounds are closed at dusk, adding illumination can give your space a gorgeous focal point at night while adding security. Just be sure if you decide to add ground lighting that you go with LED bulbs. LED lights do not make as much heat as incandescent bulbs, which which means they're great for synthetic grass.



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With synthetic turf, you can give more than just the fun of a playground to a recreation area. Kids love to roll down and run around hills. You can create ridges towards the edges of the play equipment to provide a fun and interesting spin on things.



The utmost priority of playgrounds should be safety. Synthetic grass offers a safer space for children to play hard. At Southwest Greens of Metro New York, we take this seriously so you can have the best. We independently test systems; ASTM quality and safety standards include:

  • ASTM quality and safety standards:
  • ASTM 1292-09 (Fall Height)
  • ASTM F 1551 (Coefficient of Friction)
  • BS 7044 (Water Infiltration)
  • BS 7044 (Water Infiltration)
  • ASTM F 1951-99 (ADA)
  • ASTM D2854 & FF 170 (Surface Flammability)
  • ASTM F 2765 (Heavy Metal Content)
  • ASTM D 2256-02 (Tensile Strength)


Are yo ready to craft your new playground? Southwest Greens of Metro New York is here for you. Our team of experts can guide you design and install the perfect play area for your space. Contact us today for a free consultation.