August 23, 2022

Synthetic turf is the most in-demand solution for Tucson playgrounds in recent years owing to its easy maintenance and safety ratings. Read more for ideas to create a good-looking and safe play space the Southwest Greens way.



Synthetic turf will look good on your play area, but that’s one of the handful reasons why people and city officials are using it on playgrounds. The following are some of the primary benefits.



When you choose Southwest Greens you select a reputable company and system that is independently tested. IPEMA Certified synthetic grass and cushion for playgrounds are ideal for backyards, schools, and communities. Our Play Collection not only looks good but also characteristics like thick padding under the grass surface to soften falls. You won’t have to bother about dangerous fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides with artificial grass either. Harmful chemicals like these are absorbed into clothes and skin long after initial contact and are a major concern for adults and children alike.



Thanks to our wonderful Research and Development team, our grass provides the perfect fusion of aesthetics and durability. Our turf blades uses top of the line raw materials and resins to replicate natural turf.

Think about installing an intuitive cooling system like HydroChill® keeps the grass temperature even on the heated summer days. This layer of coating is applied to the sand filling and activated by adding moisture (precipitation or a quick spray from the hose), to give substantial cooling for hot days.



Synthetic turf is the perfect choice for surfaces subject to high foot traffic like play areas, due to its durable design. Southwest Greens playground collection guarantees improved shock absorption even in those spots which receives frequent beating (like the spot at the end of a slide or the bottom of a fireman pole). You can rely on it to last for years to come.



The absorbent pad underlayer of Southwest Greens turf gives fast drainage both laterally and vertically. Consequently, downpours won't have muddy spots, and you don’t have to worry about storm-run-off exposing the play area to chemicals. For this reason many parks and communities, schools, and daycares have elected to install artificial grass on their play area.



If you’re looking to build a good looking and safe playground, we have a handful of ideas to help you start your planning.



Artificial Turf Playground by Southwest Greens of Tucson

Get started by picking a entertaining theme for your playground. You can do themes like spaceships, pirate ships, jungles, castles… the list keeps going! Do not be scared to mix and match concepts to find the right play area layout for your circumstances.


Artificial grass play area by Southwest Greens of Tucson

Playground equipment can get hot on the dog days of summer. At present there are several alternatives for installing unnatural shade to fight against this issue. Be sure to get a reputable contractor install these shade tents, so they meet all safety needs.



Synthetic grass playground by Southwest Greens of Tucson

Children grow so fast. If you’re thinking about installing a playground, you should consider adding other areas that will attract the older little ones, too. Adding things like swing sets and standard monkey rails alongside your playground equipment will suit all age groups.



Nighttime artificial turf playground by Southwest Greens of Tucson

Even if most playgrounds are shut down after dark, adding illumination can provide your space a beautiful focal point at night while also providing security. Just be sure if you choose install ground lighting that you go with LED bulbs. LED lights don’t create as much heat as incandescent bulbs, which makes them ideal for synthetic grass.



Hilly artificial turf playground by Southwest Greens of Tucson

With synthetic turf, you can give more than just the fun of a playground to a recreation area. Kids love to play on hills. You can make ridges towards the edges of the play equipment to give a fun and exciting spin on things.



The utmost priority of playing areas should be safety. Synthetic turf provides a safer environment for kids to play hard. At Southwest Greens of Tucson, we take this seriously so you can have the best. Our independently tested systems include the following  ASTM quality and safety standards:

  • ASTM quality and safety standards:
  • ASTM 1292-09 (Fall Height)
  • ASTM F 1551 (Coefficient of Friction)
  • BS 7044 (Water Infiltration)
  • BS 7044 (Water Infiltration)
  • ASTM F 1951-99 (ADA)
  • ASTM D2854 & FF 170 (Surface Flammability)
  • ASTM F 2765 (Heavy Metal Content)
  • ASTM D 2256-02 (Tensile Strength)


Ready to create your new playground? Southwest Greens of Tucson is here to help. Our team of experts can guide you create and install the perfect play area for your space. Contact us today for a free consultation.