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Designing An Ideal Green Play Space

Modern playgrounds are a lot different than the ones many of us were used to as kids. If you have an older playground that needs some TLC or if you are designing a new play space for your business, institution, or organization, there is a lot to consider. Here are some tips for designing a great outdoor play space.

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Consider Safety

Hard surfaces such as concrete and asphalt are not safe for playground use. Abrasions, cuts, and injuries from falls create a safety nightmare for parents and those that own the playground. If you want a hospitable and fun playground then poured in place rubber surfacing is the answer. Rubber doesn’t cause cuts and abrasions like other surfaces and it can be used for playgrounds that need to offer the best level of access for those that are disabled.

Environmental Awareness

With more and more people placing an emphasis on the environment when it comes to major decisions it is important to consider that rubber mulches and poured in place surfacing come from recycled tires. If you are striving for a green playground, it makes sense to use this type of surfacing.

Equipment For All Ages

There are a lot of different options for playground equipment. It is important to offer something fun for every age group you expect to use your playground. Pro Techs can help you design your playground so that it is age appropriate.


A playground is usually exposed to the weather so it is important to purchase equipment that can withstand this over the years. Getting a great deal may mean that you are getting equipment that is just not going to hold up to the wear and tear you can expect. Reading reviews is a good way to get a handle on what to expect in terms of durability.

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