August 23, 2022

Synthetic grass is the most in-demand solution for Los Angeles and Southern California playgrounds today due to its effortless maintenance and safety ratings. Read more for ideas to design a good-looking and safe play space the Southwest Greens way.



Synthetic grass will look good on your playground, but that’s just one of the numerous reasons why people and town officials are installing it on playgrounds. Here are some of the major benefits.



When you select Southwest Greens you select a reputable company and system that is tested independently. IPEMA Certified synthetic turf and cushion for playgrounds are perfect for yards, schools, and communities. Our Play Collection not only looks great but also features thick padding under the turf surface to soften falls. You won’t have to bother about dangerous fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides with synthetic turf 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 turf offers the perfect blend of aesthetics and durability. Our grass blades employs premium raw materials and resins to replicate natural turf.

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



Synthetic grass is the perfect choice for surfaces subject to high foot traffic like playgrounds and play areas, due to its durable design. Southwest Greens playground collection ensures improved 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 rely on it to last for years to come.



The absorbent pad underlayer of Southwest Greens grass offers fast drainage both laterally and vertically. Consequently, rain won't cause muddy spots, and you do not have to be concerned about storm-run-off exposing the playground to chemicals. For this reason many parks and communities, schools, and daycares have chosen to install synthetic turf on their playgrounds.



If you’re looking to create a beautiful and safe play area, we have several ideas to help you start your planning.



Artificial Turf Playground by Southwest Greens of Southern California

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


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Equipment on playgrounds can get hot on the dog days of summer. Nowadays there are numerous alternatives for installing artificial shade to fight against this problem. Be sure to get a trusted contractor install these shade tents, so they fulfill all safety requirements.



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Kids grow up quickly. If you’re thinking about installing a play area, you should contemplate adding other areas that will appeal to the older little ones, too. Adding items like swing sets and standard monkey bars alongside your playground equipment will fit different age groups.



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Even if most playgrounds are closed at night, adding illumination can offer your space a beautiful focal point at night while also providing security. Be sure if you choose add ground lighting that you choose LED bulbs. LED lights do not make as much heat as standard bulbs, which makes them great for synthetic turf.



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With synthetic grass, you can provide 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 give a fun and different spin on things.



The top priority of playing areas should be safety. Synthetic grass gives a safer space for kids to play hard. At Southwest Greens of Southern California, 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 you prepared to craft your new playground? Southwest Greens of Southern California is here for you. Our team of experts can guide you design and install the perfect play area for your space. Feel free to contact us today for a free consultation.