Jesse Owens Park

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Jesse Owens Park

The park celebrated its grand reopening in late 2022. It is named after Jesse Owens, an American runner who won four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany. Today, he’s still considered one of the greatest athletes of all time.

Many features in the park pay homage to Mr. Owens and the sport of running. But perhaps the most notable park attribute is the playground surfacing which is designed to look like a running track that encircles the playground equipment.

Greater Whittier Regional Aquatic Center

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greater whittier regional aquatic center playground area with artificial turf

The Greater Whittier Regional Aquatic Center is a new public aquatic facility located in the community of West Whittier, Los Angeles County. The sprawling center includes a competitive swimming pool, a practice pool, and a number of recreational amenities.

From beginner swim lessons to water polo and aqua aerobics, there’s truly something for everyone to enjoy at this state-of-the-art aquatic facility.

Ninjago Training Camp

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aerial ninjago training camp playground safety surfacing

SpectraTurf is thrilled to have been a part of a million-dollar project at LEGOLAND® CALIFORNIA RESORT that gets between 10,000-20,000 guests per day! Named Ninjago Training Camp, this 10,000 square foot site was originally a water ride. After 15,000 tons of base, a whole lot of teamwork, and a year of permitting and construction – the one and only Ninjago Training Camp is now open!

Parklane Community Playground

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aerial parklane community park rubber playground surface

The recently opened East Park is a great addition to the 228-home Parklane Community, serving not only families within the HOA, but also the general public as the community is included in the larger Ontario, CA, master plan.
Meeting all ADA requirements and providing equipment and amenities that serve a wide age group and varying ability levels, this project tied together important elements of the Parklane Community.

Marine Park

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rubber safety outdoor playground surface at marine park, santa monica

This fully inclusive playground features a custom lifeguard tower play structure, a fully wheelchair-accessible marine-themed play structure, a “we-go-round” wheelchair accessible spinner, and a custom Ferris wheel climber (in homage of the one on the Santa Monica Pier!).

RecWest was thrilled with the seamless installation of the SpectraTurf surfacing, which was done in phases, as they worked around the playground installation crews. A difficult job which turned out perfectly!

Lincoln Park “Ocean Themed” Inclusive Playground

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blue and teal rubber playground surface lincoln park, long beach

The custom “ocean-themed” play experience features a one-of-a-kind “We-Go-Round” spinner, along with a number of climbers and slides linked together throughout the mound-filled play space. A custom “boardwalk climber” allows for children of all abilities to traverse play-mounds and access all the different play components.

SpectraTurf Focuses on Children’s Safety and the Planet With New Upcycling Playground Program


tire upcycled into playground surfacing is good for the environment

In the past few years, SpectraTurf has upcycled hundreds of safety surfaces, diverting millions of pounds that would have gone to the landfill, but instead has gone back into creating a base for new surfacing. Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November of 2020 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. What’s Upcycling? SpectraTurf has a clear … Read More

Santa Ana Library’s New Children’s Patio

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Unveiling of the new Children's patio at the Santa Ana Library

Location: Santa Ana, CASurface System Used: SpectraPourCompletion: March 2022Overview The City of Santa Ana is excited to open the Play and Learn Children’s Patio at the Santa Ana Main Library. The patio was previously an underutilized, empty space with small patches of grass and concrete. The new site was implemented to create a fully interactive play and learning space for … Read More

Oasis Park

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oasis park rubber playground surfaces

Location: Oasis, CASurface System Used: SpectraPourCompletion: October 2021Overview Oasis del Desierto (Oasis of the Desert) is the Desert Recreation District’s latest park located in Oasis, California. The park, which had its opening ceremony on October 1, 2021, is the first park in the community of Oasis. Input from the community was gathered during the creation of this park in order … Read More

Sierra Intermediate School

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sierra intermediate school blue playground surface

Location: Santa Ana, CASurface System Used: SpectraPourCompletion: September 2021Overview The Santa Ana Unified School District, located in Santa Ana, CA, was preparing for a renovation of an existing campus to provide new classrooms and playgrounds for the preschool and kindergarten children. They knew they needed a surfacing company they could trust with high-quality, DSA-approved products and an excellent warranty. Safety … Read More