Choosing a compliant playground surfacing under and around playground equipment is one of the most important factors in reducing the likelihood of injuries. Strong Foundations® explores the features and benefits of various surfacing options in outdoor play, addresses current standards and criteria, and highlights case examples that will inspire ways to add additional play value to your parks and playgrounds.
The session will review a step-by-step process and discuss considerations when selecting, purchasing, installing, and maintaining your safety surface.
- Describe the features and benefits of various surfacing options and how impact absorbing, accessible surfacing can be the most important factor in reducing the likelihood of life-threatening injuries on playgrounds.
- Outline best practices, considerations, and strategies when planning, purchasing, and protecting your surfacing investment.
- Summarize how surfacing can be utilized to increase the overall play value and experiences for children, families, and communities in local parks.
- Utilize standards, criteria, inspection tools, and other resources to assist with the evaluation, selection, and other processes involved in safety surfacing.