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WASHINGTON - Four playgrounds in DC will be sporting new, cushier surfaces in time for the New Year. The playgrounds will be closed for three weeks while the work is done, and then neighbors near the following playgrounds can look forward to new rubber surfaces to play on:
“I wish these poured rubber surfaces were around when my kids were growing up,” acting Superintendent Ann Honious said. “As parents and grandparents, we know that kids can be daring and accidents happen, so the National Park Service is using the latest surface technology to help cushion their falls and keep them safe.”Poured-in-place rubber surfaces help provide shock absorption, which can reduce the risk of injury during a fall. Two of the playgrounds are currently surfaced with mulch, and the two others have worn out rubber surfaces.
Last updated: November 25, 2016