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Choose the Right Safety Surface

Problem Solver - August 2012

Many playground owners rely on loose fill, including wood chips, sand, wood fiber or rubber mulch. These types of surfaces typically come with a lower initial cost. However, you should be aware that proper maintenance is required to ensure the fill remains at the proper depth to protect children from injuries. Rubber mulch offers some benefits over wood, in that it does not create dust, decompose, rot, absorb water, displace or attract insects in the same way that wood chips can. And, you can even find bonded rubber mulch that acts more like a unitary surface, and requires much less maintenance than typical loose-fill applications.

Sports Surfaces

Serve a Winning Court
Tennis Surface Innovations

Guest Column - April 2012

If you're looking to grow interest in the sport of tennis, look no further than your tennis court surfaces, which can have a huge impact on player comfort.

Sports Facilities

A Community Gets Active
Allen Fields in Angel Fire, New Mexico

Facility Profile - March 2012

In Angel Fire, N.M., a new synthetic turf sports complex has become a hub of recreational activity for kids and adults.

Greener Grass Awaits

Environmental & Fiscal Responsibility Team Up in Synthetic Turf

Feature Article - February 2012

Synthetic turf fields have seen a rise in popularity over the past decade. At the same time, synthetic turf fields are beginning to need replacing. Growing environmental awareness and fiscal responsibility combine to make recycling a smart option.

Sports Turf

An Impressive Kickoff for the Buffalo Bills
Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Facility Profile - October 2011

This year, the Buffalo Bills bring a new player to the field—the field itself.

Tomorrow's Turf

Budgets and the Environment Drive Trends in Natural and Synthetic Sports Fields

Supplement Feature - September 2011

San Diego State University's renovated grass practice facility in Southern California is set to open later this year after nearly three quarters of a million dollars in upgrades. Ron Hostick, CSFM, SDSU's athletic area lead, said the project was designed to convert an existing grass field into a robust facility that provided the Division 1 school with a more recruiting-friendly environment. And because the team plays weekend games on Qualcomm Stadium's natural turf field, the organization wanted to maintain a similar surface for practice.

Take It Inside

Cost, Maintenance, Performance Are Top Issues in Sports, Fitness Flooring

Supplement Feature - September 2011

Basketball courts, multi-activity courts and fitness floors all have one thing in common: They're indoors. And, the type of indoor surfaces that recreation and sports facilities choose is dependent upon what that flooring is being used for and how often it's used.

Safe at Home

Finding Safe Surfaces for Playgrounds

Supplement Feature - September 2011

Independent users and safety experts say that no one surface can be called the unqualified best. Each type has its advantages and disadvantages; most have to do with maintenance (loose fill constantly needs to be raked back into high-wear areas), cost (loose fill is cheaper, but what is total cost of ownership in the long term), safety (various disagreements about what's actually safest) and accessibility.

Sports Surfaces

Selecting Sports Surfaces for Your Facility

Guest Column - April 2011

When it's time to replace your court surfaces, here are six steps to take to ensure you get the right fit for your facility.

Turf: Answered Prayers

Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Mo.

Facility Profile - April 2011

When this high schools synthetic turf field was due for replacement, a unique solution allowed them to reduce costs, while recycling much of the old field. The results were delivered in record time, to much applause.