A recent Center for Disease Control and Prevention study has found that playground concussions are increasing. Kids love running, jumping, and swinging on playgrounds however, if a child falls onto a hard surface it can cause a nasty accident. Reduce playground concussions with artificial grass. NexGen Lawns helps to provide safe and soft playing surfaces using artificial grass. In addition, it is designed to meet ASTM fall height standards.
NexGen Lawns installed a stunning new playground surface in Ada, Oklahoma. Photo Credit: NexGen Lawns
10% of child injuries happen on the playground
The federal government study according to ABC News, looked at data ranging from 2001-to 2013 for children aged 14 years and younger. Almost 10% of children treated in the emergency room had traumatic brain injuries from the playground. Concussions occur more commonly in boys, furthermore, half of the emergency room brain injuries occurred in children aged 5 to 9 years of age.
In 2013 alone, concussions from playing on the playground grew to 30,000 children being treated in the ER. Researchers, therefore, recommend checking equipment, supervision, and soft playing surfaces.
NexGen Lawns’ artificial grass gives teachers, parents, and caregivers relief in knowing children will have a safe environment. Our artificial grass has a 100% recycled padded foam base underneath for a softer play area. It also provides quick drainage for rainwater.
Our foam pads are highly elastic and help to retain shock absorption to protect children. The padding contains no rubber, lead, or other heavy metal, therefore preventing injury. We also use a non-rubber infill which will prevent rubber flecks from getting stuck to skin or clothing.
Artificial grass can be used in personal home playgrounds to give you peace of mind in your own backyard. Photo Credit: NexGen Lawns
NexGen Lawns can help you customize your school or home with a variety of different artificial grass varieties. In addition, the specialized technological advancements to help ensure your play area is safe. Help to reduce playground concussions with artificial grass.
Please give us a phone call at 888-844-0672 and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you. You can also email us anytime with our online form. Remember to ask for a free no-cost obligatory quote. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you with all your artificial grass or artificial turf needs.