Making sure a playground stays clean and safe to use is an important part of building a playground. And while most playgrounds across Canada are currently closed in an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19, maintaining a clean playground when these parks reopen will be crucial to ensuring safe use of the space for your whole community.
Cleaning and disinfecting your park is a critical part of safe playground maintenance. All of our playground equipment is made from easy to clean surfaces like plastic, metal and steel. But cleanliness extends beyond the playground equipment itself, so here are 3 easy upgrades you can add to your playground to help make cleaning easier and safer:
Easier-to-Clean Surfacing: playground surfacing options like Pour-in-Place or Recycled Rubber are known for being highly durable, low-maintenance foundations for playgrounds. With longer lasting strength and smooth surfaces, these choices are easier to clean the entire area. Because these are smoother surfaces, these options also improve accessibility to the playground for children of all abilities to be able to play.
Waste Receptacles: adding (more) waste and recycling bins to your park helps encourage those who participate in the space to help maintain the cleanliness of the area as well. Making sure these receptacles are clearly marked and easy to access can help limit the litter and garbage debris on the playground itself.
Recycled Plastic Seating: An easier-to-clean alternative to wooden seating, benches made of recycled plastic helps reduce the environmental footprint of your park while also ensuring seating is safe and clean.
In addition to adhering to your specific playground cleaning strategies, utilizing easy-to-clean surfaces within your playground can help ensure the cleaning process as a regular part of your routine is effective (and a little easier)!
Looking to add one of these to your park? Contact us today. Let’s get started.