August 23, 2022

Artificial grass is the most in-demand solution for San Francisco playgrounds in recent years due to its simple maintenance and safety ratings. Read on for ideas to create a attractive and safe play area the Southwest Greens way.



Artificial turf will look beautiful on your play space, but that’s just one of the numerous reasons why people and town officials are installing it on playgrounds. These are some of the primary benefits.



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



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

Think about installing an intuitive cooling system like HydroChill® keeps the turf temperature even on the warmer summer days. This layer of coating is applied to the sand infill and triggered by adding moisture (precipitation or a quick sprinkle from the hose), to provide significant cooling for hot days.



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



The absorbent pad underlayer of Southwest Greens turf provides rapid drainage both vertically and horizontally. As a result, rainy days won't leave muddy spots, and you don’t have to worry about storm-run-off exposing the play area to chemicals. For this reason many parks and municipalities, schools, and daycares have elected to install artificial grass on their playgrounds.



If you want to design a beautiful and safe play area, we have several ideas to guide you get started with your planning.



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Begin by choosing a entertaining theme for your playground. You can do themes like spaceships, pirate ships, jungles, castles… the list goes on and on! Don’t be afraid to combine concepts to find the right play area layout for your situation.


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Playground equipment can get hot on the dog days of summer. Nowadays there are several options for installing artificial shade to fight against this problem. Be sure to have a reputable contractor install these shade tents, so they satisfy all safety needs.



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Kids grow up fast. If you’re going to install a playground, you should think about adding other areas that will attract the older little ones, too. Adding items like swing sets and standard monkey rails alongside your playground equipment will fit different age groups.



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Even if many playgrounds are closed at night, adding illumination can offer your space a gorgeous focal point at night while adding security. Just be sure if you choose to add ground lighting that you pick LED bulbs. LED lights do not produce as much heat as regular bulbs, which makes them ideal for artificial turf.



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



The utmost priority of playgrounds should be safety. Artificial grass offers a safer environment for children to play hard. At Southwest Greens Northern CA West, we take this seriously so you can have the best. Our independently tested systems include the following  ASTM quality and safety standards:

  • 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)


Are you prepared to create your new playground? Southwest Greens Northern CA West is here to help. Our team of professionals can assist you spec and install the perfect play area for your space. Contact us today for a free consultation.