The new looking playground near my house looks wonderful. Why? Long wearing artificial turf replaced much of the gravel on the playground and will keep the playground beautiful and practically maintenance free all year long. Artificial turf also can create a softer, more cushioned ground for children to safely play on with less scrapes and bruises. More of today’s city and private playgrounds are using artificial turf for its economic and practical advantages. That’s a winning combination for both young and old alike.