As summer heats up there’s no better way to occupy the kids than to visit America’s coolest playgrounds. Many commercial playgrounds being built today feature rubber mulch flooring and rubber wearmats as staples in their equipment, because the mulch has been proven to provide added safety measures that go unmatched. Ranging across the United States, these incredible playgrounds offer an extra something that will keep the kids healthy and happy for hours of play.
MonstroCity – City Museum
Located in St. Louis, Missouri, the MonstroCity playground is part of the St. Louis City Museum, and is, in the words of the museum, “a captivating collision of old and new, architectural castoffs and post-apocalyptic chaos, MonstroCity is at once interactive sculpture and playground. Comprised of wrought iron slinkies, fire trucks, stone turrets, airplane fuselages, slides of all sizes and shapes, and a pair of ball pits modeled after the Thunderdome, MonstroCity inspires a child-like sense of bravado in guests of all ages.” It also boasts a large patio right in the middle of all the action where guests can survey the bedlam and admire the architecture.
Aside for the classic beach resorts and breathtaking views, Hawaii is home to Kamakana Playground, every child’s dream. It boasts a zip line, model train and ship, climbing structures, and incredible views of the surrounding ocean. For the intellectually inclined the park even offers chess tables built into lava rock, in keeping with the park’s aesthetics. Playground rubber mulch also works with the design of any park, with a variety of color options.
Yerba Buena Gardens
A large part of the novelty of Yerba Buena Gardens is its location, at the top of Moscone Convention Center in downtown San Francisco. The playground is made up entirely of spongy rubber mulch flooring that is extremely tactile and susceptible to kids bouncing around. It features a twenty-five foot slide that lands in the pit of rubber mulch, and is designed in a variety of bright colors that appeal to children’s every sense.
New York City Hall of Science Playground
The Hall of Science Playground in Queens, New York City is home to the biggest playground in the country. In keeping the museum’s mission, the playground helps kids explore and learn about light, sound, and mechanics, while having a blast on a never-ending array of playground equipment.
There is no better way for children to learn about their environment than through self-exploration on the playground, and the safest playgrounds have rubber mulch flooring.