5 Must-Have Playground Ideas

Most people think of the same things when they imagine a playground: they picture a conventional slide, swings and maybe an elevated platform where kids can stand to look out over the backyard. While it’s true that every great playground has these things, there is so much more you can do to personalize your home playground and create a fun place for the kids to play! Turf Now!® L.A. has so many ideas to make the most of your child’s play area. Here are our favorites – and hopefully yours, too!

Climbing Wall
Kids love to climb! Many playgrounds come with a built-in climbing wall option or you could build one separately in an A-frame shape to make the climb a little easier. Many people choose to utilize a net of some sort on the opposite side to add a little variety – or even below the climbing wall for an added layer of security in the event of a small tumble. Your kids will feel like they’re on top of the world once they’ve conquered the rock wall!

Secret Fort
Create a secret space where your child can pretend and let their imagination run free! If your child loves airplanes, design the fort like a Boeing 787. If your child loves pirates, make it look like a giant pirate ship! The sky is the limit when it comes to fort design.

There are a lot of ways to keep kids engaged when they’re out on the playground. The most important thing is just that they have plenty to do. If your child isn’t in the mood for swings, they might prefer a puzzle instead. Install* colored tiles to create a life-size “chess board” or create a smaller 3×3 “board” for tic-tac-toe. The kids can use painted rocks as playing pieces. The best part? This is a multipurpose “game board” so if your child wants to make up their own game, that’s fine too!

Safe Surfaces
Look for surfaces that allow safe play like Turf Now!® L.A.’s playground turf. We know our artificial playground grass is safe for Los Angeles homes because it has been tested by the ASTM and certified by the IPEMA for fall attenuation up to ten-feet. This means your kids can run, dangle and climb without fear of serious injury. Our padded playground surface are your best line of defense against injury. It’s time to let kids be kids… but safely!

Parents’ Lounge
Don’t forget about yourself when designing a playground for the kids! Maybe Dad wants his own artificial grass putting green so he can play alongside the kids or maybe Mom wants to have her own barbeque area complete with fire-resistant synthetic grass to complete the look. There are a variety of ways to treat yourself so the whole family can join in on the fun.

Don’t let your child make do with a boring playground. Spice it up with these fun ideas sure to help your children play creatively and safely. Get started on your very own backyard playground design with the help of an artificial turf expert at Turf Now!® L.A. Your children will thank you!