Using Artificial Grass to Reduce Playground Injuries

Parents looking for ways to encourage more outdoor activity from their children can make their vision a reality with a backyard playground. A well-designed playground will deliver hours of entertainment for kids and increase their love for the outdoors. When installing a playground, parents must account for both fun and safety with their design choices, making artificial turf the ideal choice. Artificial grass is a fun surface to play on that also helps reduce these common playground hazards that can cause injury.

Slipping on Other Surfaces

A common cause of injury for children playing on a playground is slips and falls. Playgrounds often have surfaces that can become slippery when wet, like natural grass. This can lead to kids slipping and falling while attempting to run around the playground. With artificial grass as your playground surface, there will be fewer slips, falls and worry about injuries.

Playground turf from OC Turf & Putting Greens can help solve this issue with efficient drainage that prevents water buildup. Your playground surface will remain drier and puddle-free, even after a rainy day. 

Hard Falls

Children can be a bit reckless when they’re on a playground, leading to them falling and tumbling around on the ground.  

Falling onto most surfaces can cause serious injury, especially if your child hits the ground quickly and with enough force. 

Playground synthetic turf options feature padding to cushion and soften any tumble while playing. This will help prevent injuries and decrease the severity of those that occur.  

Rough Surfaces

Playgrounds often have a hard, unpleasant surface that can pose several issues for children. Any fall on this surface will lead to cuts and bruises. Running around on a hard surface can also be rough on your kids’ legs and feet, causing unnecessary strain. 

Synthetic grass has a softer surface that is more enjoyable and safer to play on. Any fall onto artificial turf is unlikely to cut or bruise a child’s skin. The softness and cushion of artificial grass will also be significantly better on children’s legs and feet. 

Ensure that your playground is fun and safe for kids by taking advantage of OC Turf & Putting Greens’ world-class synthetic grass products like our playground turf, which provides the ideal playing environment. Our team has extensive experience with playground turf projects, having successfully worked with many Laguna Niguel, Orange County, and South Bay residents. Communities recommend OC Turf & Putting Greens for our incredible products, affordable prices and friendly customer service. For more information about what we can do for you, give us a call at (888) 526-2289 or visit our website to schedule an appointment.