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What Is The Cost Of Installing Playground Turf?

By Greatmats Staff Created: February, 2019 - Modified: June, 2023

One of the more unconventional playground surfaces that has been gaining popularity is artificial playground turf. Playground turf offers that beautiful natural look that is reminiscent playgrounds of the past without the need for watering, weeding, mowing or other similar maintenance. Plus it can offer greater fall protection than natural grass.

But how much does playground turf cost?

The short answer is between $3 and $8 per square foot. That does not include shipping or installation costs however.

You’ll find the quality of the playground turf material and the amount of padding or fall protection it offers will significantly impact the cost.

Unpadded Playground Turf

Play Time Artificial Grass Turf Roll 15 Ft wide per SF
Play Time Playground Turf will cost closer to $4 per square foot range. This turf features ChargeGuard technology that reduces the annoying static shock that kids can get while they are playing on playground equipment. This turf features a 1-1/4 inch pile height for a realistic look and feel.

Padded Playground Turf

Play Time Playground Turf with 1 Inch Pad per SFThe higher quality playground turf with fall protection padding will be on the upper end of that spectrum, especially as the thickness of that padding increases. The 1 inch Foam Pad that is installed under the Play Time Turf will provide fall height protection for smaller playground equipment.

Foam Pad 2 Inch 4x5 FtFor the best padded playground turf, go with the Play Time Playground Turf with 2 inch Pad which runs at about $7.00 per square foot. This turf will provide the best fall height protection.

Greatmats - For Playground Turf And More!

If you have questions about which playground turf will fit your needs and budget best - or to get an estimate for shipping costs, we highly recommend speaking with a Greatmats customer service representative.

They will have the best answer to “How much does playground turf cost?”