News & Trends

Playground Surfacing
Many CSD park playgrounds have been designed using poured in place resilient safety surfacing. This product uses rubber or thermoplastic to create a clean and colorful safety surface that surrounds the play equipment. Over the years this material has deteriorated rapidly due to sun and heat exposure. It is now clear that the material requires expensive maintenance and constant replacement to keep the attractive appearance and uniform surface integrity it had when first installed. Therefore, the CSD will be designing future parks with Engineered Wood Fiber (EWF) for safety surfacing in lieu of the poured in place resilient safety surfacing. EWF is ADA compliant and meets all American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) safety surfacing requirements. It is economical to install and easy to maintain. The CSD is still committed to maintaining all existing playgrounds with the poured in place products so that all safety requirements are met. Any future installations of the poured in place product will be minimal, used only, in special situations where EWF may not work.
Morse Community Park 3