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Kansas City Leading the Way in Playground Safety

Using a combination of SYNBermuda Premium 220, SYNTipede Platinum 322 and SYNLawn's exclusive Trample Zones, the replacement of the Blue Springs School District playgrounds is currently nearing completion with nearby Kansas City, Mo. school districts taking notice.

When the Blue Springs School District in Kansas City, Mo. began to look at ways to improve child safety on the playgrounds as well as lower their maintenance costs, district representatives came up with a plan. The plan was to build a pilot playground program using SYNLawn's playground system in an effort to replace old, decaying mulch, which was prone to cause multiple injuries while kids were playing at recess.

The school district set up a system to track and compare differences in playground injuries over a two year span. Within a six-month period of time district officials were astonished at the drastic reduction in the number of kids visiting the nurse's office with injuries suffered on the playground.

No more nasty splinters from the old mulch and a major decrease in head injuries thanks to the playground's new padded underlay beneath the playground's artificial grass surface. The pilot playground was a courtyard play area in the middle of the school.

''We literally had to go through the school to replace the existing playground surface,'' said Angela Grego, owner from SYNLawn. ''The administrators were astonished at the radical decline in the number of kids going to see the nurse.''

So overwhelming was the evidence, instead of waiting two years as planned, the school district moved quickly to replace more than 33 playgrounds with the safer, artificial grass play system by SYNLawn.

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