August 23, 2022

Artificial turf is the most in-demand solution for Vancouver playgrounds today thanks to its effortless maintenance and safety ratings. Read on for ideas to build a attractive and safe play space the Southwest Greens way.



Synthetic grass will look pretty on your playground, but that’s one of the handful reasons why people and city officials are using it on playgrounds. The following are a few of the major reasons.



When you choose Southwest Greens you pick a reputable company and system that is independently tested. IPEMA Certified artificial grass and cushion for playgrounds are perfect for backyards, schools, and communities. Our Play Collection not only looks great but also features thick padding under the grass surface to soften falls. You don’t have to bother about hazardous fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides with synthetic grass either. Harsh chemicals like these are absorbed into clothes and skin long after initial contact and are a great concern for adults and kids alike.



Thanks to our fantastic Research and Development team, our grass gives the perfect fusion of aesthetics and durability. Our grass blades uses high-end raw materials and resins to replicate natural turf.

Contemplate adding an intuitive cooling system like HydroChill® keeps the turf cool even on the hottest summer days. This layer of coating is applied to the sand filling and triggered by adding moisture (precipitation or a quick spray from the hose), to give substantial cooling for hot days.



Artificial grass is the perfect pick for surfaces subject to high foot traffic like play areas, thanks to its durable design. Southwest Greens playground collection assures improved shock absorption even in those areas that might receive a regular beating (like the area at the end of a slide or the bottom of a fireman pole). You can count on it to be there for years to come.



The absorbent pad underlayer of Southwest Greens grass offers fast drainage both laterally and vertically. As a result, excessive rain will not cause muddy spots, and you won’t have to worry about storm-run-off exposing the playground to chemicals. For this reason many parks and municipalities, schools, and daycares have elected to install artificial grass on their play area.



If you want to build an attractive and safe playground, we have several ideas to guide you get started with your planning.



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Get started by choosing a entertaining theme for your play area. You can do themes like spaceships, pirate ships, jungles, castles… the list is endless! Don’t be afraid to mix and match ideas to find the perfect playground layout for your project.


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Equipment on playgrounds can get hot on the dog days of summer. At present there are numerous choices for installing unnatural shade to combat this issue. Be sure to have a trusted contractor install these shade tents, so they satisfy all safety requirements.



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Kids grow up quickly. If you are going to install a playground, you should consider adding other areas that will appeal to the older little ones, too. Adding things like swing sets and standard monkey rails alongside your playground equipment will fit various age groups.



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Even if majority of the playgrounds are closed at dusk, adding illumination can offer your space a gorgeous focal point at night while also providing security. Make sure if you choose add ground lighting that you choose LED bulbs. LED lights don’t generate as much heat as incandescent bulbs, which makes them great for synthetic turf.



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With synthetic turf, you can offer more than just the fun of a playground to a recreation area. Children love to play on hills. You can make ridges around the play equipment to offer a fun and different spin on things.



The top priority of playing areas should be safety. Synthetic grass offers a safer environment for children to play hard. At Southwest Greens Vancouver (Second Generation Landscapes), 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)


Ready to craft your new playground? Southwest Greens Vancouver (Second Generation Landscapes) is here. Our team of experts can guide you spec and install the perfect play area for your space. Feel free to contact us today for a free consultation.