The 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for
Accessible Design require park and recreation agencies to comply with the ASTM
(American Society for Testing and Materials) F1951 standard for surface
accessibility in all newly constructed or altered public playgrounds.
Accessible surfacing is not a new concept for the industry, which has long
espoused the benefits of inclusive play; however, the process of c....
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OK, but you neglected to investigate and report on two very important issues dealing with poured-in-place rubber safety surfacing. First, the short warranties and functional lifespan of this type of surfacing and second, the difficulty and higher cost of removal and replacement.
Some of these points were addressed in the "Material Matters—Costs, Durability, and Maintenance" section. It sounds like the Chicago Park District has had success with their manufacturer--you may want to get in touch with Linda Daly there to get more information on her agency's experience.