August 23, 2022

Artificial grass is the most in-demand solution for Edmonton playgrounds today thanks to its effortless maintenance and safety ratings. Read more for ideas to build a good-looking and safe playground the Southwest Greens way.



Synthetic turf will look beautiful on your playground, but that’s just one of the numerous reasons why people and municipal authorities are using it on playgrounds. These are some of the primary advantages.



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



Thanks to our marvelous Research and Development team, our turf offers the perfect blend of aesthetics and endurance. Our turf blades employs premium raw materials and resins to look like natural turf.

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



Artificial turf is the ideal option for surfaces subject to high foot traffic like play areas, due to its durable design. Southwest Greens playground collection guarantees improved shock absorption even in those areas that might receive a regular beating (like the spot at the end of a slide or the bottom of a fireman pole). You can count on it to endure for years to come.



The porous pad underlayer of Southwest Greens grass provides rapid drainage both vertically and laterally. Therefore, excessive rain won't cause muddy spots, and you don’t have to be concerned 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 are looking to create a beautiful and safe play area, we have a handful of ideas to guide you get started with your planning.



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Get started by selecting a fun theme for your play area. You can do themes like spaceships, pirate ships, jungles, castles… the list keeps going! Don’t be afraid to mix and match concepts to find the ideal play area layout for your situation.


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



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Kids grow up quickly. If you are going to install a play area, you should contemplate adding other areas that will appeal to the older little ones, too. Adding objects like swing sets and standard monkey rails alongside your playground equipment will accommodate different 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 providing security. Just be sure if you choose install ground lighting that you choose LED bulbs. LED lights do not make as much heat as standard bulbs, which makes them perfect for synthetic turf.



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



The highest priority of playing areas should be safety. Synthetic grass provides a safer environment for children to play hard. At Southwest Greens of Western Canada, 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)


Are yo ready to create your new playground? Southwest Greens of Western Canada is here. Our team of professionals can guide you spec and install the perfect play area for your space. Feel free to contact us today for a free consultation.