Synthetic grass has multiple applications for businesses and homes, however, it’s also perfect for public spaces. Playgrounds may be easily redone with artificial grass for easy upkeep and accessibility for all.
Playgrounds and Artificial Turf
Traditional playgrounds with natural grass can pose access problems to persons with limited mobility. Children and adults who use mobility devices, such as walkers, wheelchairs, or crutches can find it’s hard to move across the field without sinking into the ground. Artificial turf provides a safe surface anyone may move across to play at their leisure without sliding, sinking or snagging on devices. Fake grass is a great way to make any playground or play area inclusive.
Turfscape can offer fake grass for improved accessibility in playgrounds, and make it so that anyone can enjoy a day of play. Not only does artificial grass provide a soft and durable surface for improved accessibility, it’s also soft and gentle on children’s skin. Some municipalities or facilities use bark chips or recycled rubber tires for playground surfaces, but these can be abrasive to young skin. Rubber playground mats are also coming under scrutiny by health experts because they can get too hot, especially in areas with extreme temperatures. Turfscape artificial grass is all-weather safe and UV-treated.
Additional Accessibility Applications with Fake Grass
Playgrounds are not the only spaces to consider when it comes to accessibility. Retirement communities are increasingly adding artificial turf to make it easier for residents’ mobility devices to travel across the surface. An artificial grass landscape is perfect for community areas for retirement homes and nursing homes. Creating a safe walking surface is a particular concern for any areas that have heavy rainfall. Synthetic grass also provides an even surface for mobility devices to move across, unlike grass which may increase the risk of slips and falls. Using artificial grass also makes it possible to have a beautiful lush green space without extensive maintenance all throughout the year.
Who Should Consider Synthetic Grass
When planning a space that will be enjoyed by any persons with limited mobility, it’s important to consider how to make it inclusive. Case studies in Nevada and Atlanta have demonstrated the effectiveness of synthetic grass to make safe, durable play surfaces for children of all ages. Even toddlers and children who may have trouble walking can enjoy a fake grass surface, which makes synthetic grass from Turfscape attractive to preschools and learning centers.
The following should consider synthetic grass for landscaping or for creating spaces that are inclusive to improve accessibility and reduce accidents.
- People who use assistive devices for walking
- People who use wheelchairs
- People with grass allergies or sensitivities
- People who have difficulty mowing and maintaining yards and common spaces
- Rehabilitation centers
- Physical therapy and occupational wellness centers
- Nursing homes
- Retirement communities
- City recreational centers
- Boys and Girls Clubs
- Special education facilities
- Preschools and early learning centers
Synthetic grass not only looks great, it also expands the boundaries of play and access for young and old alike. Turfscape is proud to help any facility or municipality create safe and durable access for all.