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What's best to have under a jungle gym? Wood chips? Sand? Rubberized mat? Do you need anything?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends

I often get nostalgic at all the fuss.
Playgrounds are disappearing at the same rate governments are pushing us to avoid any impact risk & assure disabled access.A practical surface should fit the need. Wood mulch is cheep but temporary & attracts bugs, rubber mulch has better impact protection, sand is fine for most home sets. A public park may need to meet local govt standards.

In brief: Depends

I often get nostalgic at all the fuss.
Playgrounds are disappearing at the same rate governments are pushing us to avoid any impact risk & assure disabled access.A practical surface should fit the need. Wood mulch is cheep but temporary & attracts bugs, rubber mulch has better impact protection, sand is fine for most home sets. A public park may need to meet local govt standards.
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