Are you getting ready to make updates to your school’s playground this summer? Consider adding play mounds with tunnels to add dimension and activities for children! There are many ways you can incorporate play mounds and enjoy their benefits in playgrounds.
What is a Play Mound?
A play mound is a small hill constructed of plastic or resin and covered with a layer of synthetic turf, giving it the appearance of natural grass while providing a safe place for children to run and play. They often have plastic tunnels running through to provide an additional activity for children using the playground.
How to Use Play Mounds
Play mounds and tunnels can have several different uses for your local or school playground, including:
Adding Dimension to the Play Area
The addition of small hills around the playground can make the area more aesthetically pleasing for neighboring businesses and visiting parents. The additional height to accommodate tunnels also help children improve their motor skills and get necessary exercise. In addition to running on flat surfaces, swinging from monkey bars or stretching leg muscles on swings, children will be able to run up and down the play mounds as well as crawling through the tunnels.
Connecting Parts of the Playground
Does your playground have separated areas? Add a play mound to connect each piece for a more cohesive experience for the children. Heights can be customized to your specifications, allowing for even hills between activities or staggered heights to allow for different rates of climbing.
Helping Balance & Motor Skills
Play mounds can help children learn how to control their motor skills as they go up and down the hills or crawl through the tunnel. Different heights or shapes for the tunnel require different motions to maintain balance, which can be learned through action.
Play Mound Installation in Boston
If you are interested in having a play mound installed in your playground, contact Turf Prep today! We will be able to provide estimates for installation of play mounds as well as shock-absorbent synthetic turf for the entire area. Turf Prep can be reached by calling (877) 774-8873 or by filling out our online contact form.