Playground Turf

Artificial Grass for Playgrounds

Playground Grass Up closeASTM LogoA true test to the Ameriturf synthetic grass system is a safety surface for playgrounds that meet & exceed the standards set forth by the NPSI, & ADA.

Today, playgrounds are designed with safety #1, yet playgrounds have excluded the natural looking elements that a synthetic or astro turf type grass could provide. Unlike the astro products of the 70s, today’s artificial turf products are strikingly real, durable & revolutionizing the safety surface industry. Putting the look of nature back in your playground safety surface with Ameriturf is a great advantage, while retaining all necessary safety features. Ameriturf’s synthetic playground grass is softer, cleaner, and most important… safe.

Undoubtedly, a tot lot or playground safety surface receives more foot traffic and redundant wear patterns than say a sports field. This constant wear and traffic takes its toll on most conventional safety surfaces such as poured rubber, wood-chips, & sand. Taken from years of sports surface industry know how & technology, elevating performance and wear-ability, producing the Amerturf Green-play safety surface.

Cost is one of the most asked questions regarding any safety surface product, and Ameriturf prides itself on being cost conscience knowing that a safety surface can make or break a playground project. Also knowing open market cost-factors for most safety surfacing, helps us engineer and drive our installed pricing “below” most synthetic safety surface products, saving you money while having a performance & appealing safety surface.

Why an Ameriturf playground turf for your next playground safety surface?

The answer is simple… most surfaces offered just don’t give you a clean, soft and long-lasting system. Playground tiles can be hard and abrasive. Poured rubber just doesn’t last like it’s suppose to, wood chips and rubber mulch products get displaced easily and really don’t meet ADA requirements. Ameriturf Systems Playgreen Grass is by far and above the most durable on the artificial grass on the market & tested to withstand minimally 12-years of wear. Other companies are relying on cheap “slit-film” products as the primary wear system, but these dated grass fibers simply will not hold up under high wear patterns of a playground.

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Synthetic Playground Grass installation in Santa Monica, California.


Playground grass is somewhat new to the playground safety surface market, but has been in use on sports fields for over 30-years. In recent years, slit film fiber fields are failing due to UV breakdown and wear. Synthetic Fields that were supposed to last for 8-year are wearing out in 5 to 6 years, and most of these worn fields are using “slit-film” fibers. Quite simply, newer technology fibers, like Ameriturf’s exclusive fiber system, must be used in high traffic areas such as a playground.

Truth in Testing

Some playground grass companies are using FIFA or Lissport stud roller to gauge the effectiveness & longevity of grass fibers. The Ameriturf Systems fiber can handle 25,500 FIFA, Lisson stud-roller cycles, which equates to 12.5-years of wear without degradation of fiber. Other companies are offering fibrillated or “slit-film” fiber that can withstand, at best,15,000-cycles of FIFA testing with minimal show of wear. That equates to 8-years of wear compared to Ameriturfs 12.5-years.

Understanding the playground industry and the amount of traffic a playground grass will receive has led Ameriturf Systems to provide the highest quality materials available on the open market.

The Ameriturf fiber is over 35% stronger, yet soft and more durable than any fiber/grass-blade on the market.

Research: Most artificial grass products available as a safety surface are using “old” slit film turf technologies that really don’t stand-up to heavy traffic or UV degradation. Ameriturf has relied on true and tried laboratory testing and the latest monofilament fibers that can withstand 12-years of abuse, while retaining look and performance.

Modern Synthetic Grass Fibers

Playground Grass Up close
  • Because Ameriturf uses the latest fiber technology that is laboratory tested to withstand minimally, 12-years of constant foot-traffic, UV degradation, and wear abrasion, your playground will have one of the most proven synthetic grass safety surfaces on the market.

  • With an advanced impact and rebound system installed under the synthetic turf and absorbing rubber infill between the polyethylene-grass blades, it acts as a double cushion barrier for extreme fall protection.

  • Polyethylene fibers, washed SBR rubber infill, & polyurethane coatings all add up to and non-bacterial promoting safety surface system that is safe and clean for both environment & health.

With over a million square feet of synthetic play surfaces installed, there’s not a job we can’t handle and to create a more appealing and safe play area for your facility.

A fresh look and approach at making your play-area exciting and appealing for children to play, while retaining all the safety benefits of traditional safety surfaces on the market, is what Ameriturf artificial grass is about.

Comprehensive cost structure that meets and most often beats traditional safety surface costs, installed.

Call us today about your Artificial Playground Grass needs: 877-541-8807

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