Philadelphia playgrounds can provide children with a blank canvas for their imagination. The key to creating a play area that children will love is to include sensory features alongside challenging games kids can enjoy safely. With the right planning – and a few safety features – your child can learn and play outdoors at the same time. Here are our top picks for playground upgrades that will keep little ones entertained all day long!
Safe surfaces are the foundation of any great playground. Our artificial grass is IPEMA-certified and meets ASTM 1292 fall height requirements up to nine feet. The soft look and feel of our grass will help create an inviting space your child will actually want to use every day. Ask our team about custom playground surfaces that can be built around preexisting elements in your yard, such as trees, garden boxes, water features, and boulders.
Get kids involved with meal preparation by giving them small jobs to do outside in a garden. Small children can help their parents pull weeds or water the plants. Older children can help with pruning and picking any fruits or vegetables.
Shade is essential for children during the summer. Some might prefer a tree house, while others just want a space to spread out and play away from the sun. Create a tent-style playhouse for a more rustic look or choose something that resembles your own house! Complete the look with a white picket fence and real curtains. Let your child pick out their own paint colors so they feel involved with the process.
Give your kids a challenge with a low balance beam, tunnels, and monkey bars. Be sure to include plenty for your child to climb under, over and through to keep them stimulated. This fosters creativity and will help your child stay active outdoors during the warm summer months.
Recycle an old tire with a classic tire swing hanging from a sturdy tree in the backyard or craft one out of a wooden slab and some rope. If your child has specific interests, these can even be used to inspire the design of your child’s swing. For example, an old skateboard could be used to create a swing that appeals to an older child.
Consider adding a splash pad or a small wading pool for children to play in. Provide buckets, water guns, sponges, and other toys children might enjoy using to move the water around. This is a great summer activity that will keep children cool and engaged in playtime.
Place benches around your child’s play area so they can take a break from playtime and recoup. Benches make great play areas for kids, and offer adults a shaded area to rest while they watch the kids play. Choose a weather-resistant material to ensure that your seating area stands up to the seasons.
Don’t settle for boring playground areas. Upgrade your children’s play experience and stimulate their minds with additional features made just for kids! Contact Artificial Greens & Lawns today to claim a free estimate to upgrade your child’s playground.