Thursday, April 26, 2012
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Monday, April 16, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
Guidelines for Selecting the Best Surfacing for Your PlaygroundA Burke playground is not complete without the proper playground surfacing. Selecting, installing and maintaining appropriate playground surfacing are key characteristics in reducing playground injuries.
Why is Playground Surfacing Important? - 70% of all playground injuries are related to falls to the surface.
How Much Fall Protection is Needed? - There are four concerns to consider when selecting playground surfacing: Coverage in Use Zone, Depth of Materials, Height of Equipment and Suitable Materials.
How Will Accessibility be Provided? - All public playgrounds must meet ADA guidelines.
What are the Maintenance Requirements? - Depending on the playground surface materials, maintenance cost and needs vary.
How Much Will it Cost? - Depending on the playground surface materials, costs vary.
All playground surfacing materials should be compatible with the ASTM F1292 standard. Learn more about proper surfacing, ASTM guidelines and guidelines provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
What options surfacing options do I have?
Bounce Back Safety Surfacing
Safe, Clean Play Area.
Harmful objects can hide in loose fill product like sand, wood chips or gravel. Bounce Back's solid construction does not allow foreign objects to hide. There is also no loose fill material for children to kick, throw or swallow.
Allows Play Year Round.
Design allows for continuous use even during the rainy season. Because water does not puddle on the surface, but moves quickly through the top and through the "legs" of the cushions, the play area is ready for use soon after heavy rains.
Virtually Maintenance Free.
No daily maintenance required to maintain safety standards means less cost, less hassle. It looks and performs great!
Burke Turf Playground Surfacing Benefits:
- ADA accessible
- More sanitary than sand, pea gravel, mulch or shredded tire products
- Low maintenance, no mowing or trimming
- Playground Surfacing System is anti-microbial and not subject to bacteria
- No allergic reactions caused by grass
- Protection from harmful buried debris, muddy
- conditions cuts and scrapes
- Fast-drying, children can resume play minutes after it rains
- 100% recyclable material
- Only produced with American made yarn and components
- Impact attenuation up to 12 feet