Safe Playground Surfaces

While falls and accidents do happen, serious injuries at playgrounds can be prevented with an appropriate and safe surface. Ideally the ground cover you choose for your outdoor playground equipment will be soft and thick enough to soften the impact of a fall. Age range and height of playground equipment must be taken into consideration when determining product and volume required to make these playground surfaces safe. PlayQuest works with you through the playground design process and will help you determine what surface material is best for your project and budget. There are many different options for safe outdoor playground surfaces and the decision depends on cost, accessibility, aesthetics, durability and maintenance requirements.

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Accessible Playground Surfacing

TrueTop Poured in Place Rubber

  • TrueTop is quickly becoming one of the most popular products for use where accessibility is desired. TrueTop rubber surfacing for playgrounds is generally considered the most accessible surface for children with mobility devices, is low maintenance and is frequently subsidized by grants for its recycled material content and by organizations looking to improve public spaces by removing barriers to access.

Woodcarpet Engineered Wood Fibre

  • When it comes to fall heights, Woodcarpet is the highest rated surfacing of any safety surfacing for playgrounds. With the advantages of low maintenance and high sustainability, this natural product has become one of the most popular protective surfaces currently in use.

Traditional Playground Surfaces

In many instances sand and pea gravel are still the preferred surface for playgrounds. 

While these products vary considerably from location to location, we can help you source these products from local suppliers that meet the required safety specifications. 


Contact us if you are just starting your project. We provide grant writing services, educational presentations, preliminary designs, project budget estimates and site evaluations that will make the planning and fundraising process much easier.

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