ADA Accessible Playground

Expanding an Existing Playground Surface

The Village of Allouez (near Green Bay, Wisconsin) asked adventureTURF to add an extension to their current play space with a playground surface expansion. Optimist Park hosts The Allouez Optimists Miracle League of Green Bay. This league provides kids with mental and/or physical challenges, an opportunity to play baseball as a team member, with real uniforms, in an organized league, regardless of their capabilities. The playground area, which is called The Favre Family Miracle Recreation area offers a handicap-accessible playground. Incidentally, the playground is named after its major contributors, Deanna and Brett Favre (of the Green Bay Packers).
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Hospital Playground Surface

This large playground located outside one of the Johns Hopkins Hospital buildings is a great example of how poured-in-place rubber flooring can be used in a variety of locations. Read More +

Special Needs Playground Surfacing

Special needs playground surfacing is a niche that not every surface installer can provide. Children with special needs often need special playgrounds. Teachers, caregivers, and parents look for areas for their special needs children to play that don’t adversely affect children with sensory issues or create unnecessary physical challenges. Read More +

Replace Woodchips with ADA Compliant Playground Floor

Many communities and schools in the United States are replacing existing woodchip playground surfaces with new ADA compliant playground floor. Institute of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Washington, DC, is no exception. Woodchips are simply not a safe playground surface for children to play on—not to mention the fact that it is nearly impossible for children with disabilities to navigate the play area. (We wrote about playground woodchips here.) Read More +

Remove Woodchip Playground and Install Rubber Safety Surface

Immanuel Lutheran School in Batavia, Illinois, needed to remove woodchip playground surface and replace its playground surface. They decided to replace the wood chips with a poured rubber playground surface that was both safer and (Americans with Disabilities Act) ADA compliant. The playground was located in a small courtyard area underneath play equipment in the corner of a larger space. Woodchips were used as the existing surface. While these are often cheaper initially, they tend to cost more in the long-run. Woodchips are also not ADA compliant and not safe for all children. Read our article about playground woodchips. Read More +