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Staying compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is critical when designing school playgrounds, parks and other recreational spaces. Aside from the legal consequences of noncompliance, the ADA serves as a guideline for creating accessible play areas — an important consideration when building spaces for young people, which by their nature should be inclusive of everyone.

ADA playground guidelines are extensive and one often overlooked area is the use of loose fill surfacing materials such as engineered wood fiber. Engineered wood fiber is known for its affordability, impact absorption and slip-resistance qualities that can make it a useful …

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Proper Installation of Woodcarpet mats for a better playground surface

Mulch can be an important addition to any yard or garden; however, it must be applied properly and strategically. Even many experienced landscapers will end up using too much or applying it incorrectly. This can inadvertently inhibit plant growth and cost you both time and money.

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of mulch and how to use it properly.

What Is Mulch, and What Are Its Benefits?

Any product applied to the topsoil of a planting bed can be considered mulch. Mulches may be organic (made from plant- or animal-derived materials), or inorganic (gravel, stone, or …

Cities Want Young Families to Play and Stay

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Defense Communities – Playground Surfaces 2014

Clarksburg Elementary school does it right to save $$.

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Choosing IPEMA Certified Playground Surfacing to meet ADA Requirements

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