Right now it’s spring, but soon enough the summer will be here and the kids will be ready to get active. Community playgrounds are important for children, not only for social interaction but for keeping them in a safe environment while having fun. And in order to make our playgrounds safer, we need to build and plant them using sustainable principles.
Many schools and communities around the nation are transforming their old and dilapidated playgrounds into more natural, sustainable and eco-friendly play spaces.
How are they doing this? By replacing rusty iron jungle gyms with recycled building products that are softer. Many builders and landscapers are using a great amount of creativity building playgrounds and play structures that have sculpture like qualities. The recycled products used to make these structures and soft surfaces include old flip flops, plastic cartons, milk jugs, plastic bags and more. Not to mention that the softer surfaces made from recycled tires and artificial grass are anti-micro bacterial too.
Wouldn’t you love a sustainable playground in your Kansas City community that encouraged your children to play and exercise their imaginations?