Remodelling Mounds – A Playground Surfacing Solution

Posted by Hannah Rech on June 9, 2016

Here at PlaySmart, we’re often asked for long-term solutions for surfacing (or resurfacing) mounds, which have become problem areas in well-used parks and playgrounds. Usually, this means areas around slides, or in patches of uneven ground that are subject to heavy use.

Playground Surfacing - before

Our playground surfacing solution

Typically, sites use hard surfacing around slides which cause potential fall hazards. Some turfed mounds can also look unsightly if the grass isn’t given a chance to grow due to friction from heavy foot traffic.

JungleMulch (our resin-bound mulch) is the perfect solution for sloping areas, and can be a great way of brightening up an existing mound or linking together the design of the new installation.

Playground Surfacing - After
As JungleMulch also meets the British Standard for slip resistance, it even offers certified safety benefits. The site here is a great example where a paved mound has been transformed with mulch.

Playground Surfacing - After
As you can see, a little TLC goes a long way to revitalising a worn-out play area!

If you’re looking to breathe new life into your playground or park, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team here at PlaySmart! Our experienced staff are happy to talk you through your options and recommend an eye-catching, effective safety surface.

You can contact us directly by phone on 01564 742 811 or via the contact page.
We’ve even produced a handy guide on grass mats as an eco-friendly, playground surfacing option. It’s completely free and you can download it here.

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