Notts Sport launches Green Dragon Play system to help kids beat boredom, obesity and "dumbed-down play"

Notts Sport has rolled out Green Dragon Play, a new generation of children's playground design, to beat boredom, obesity and "dumbed-down play", it says.

The concept is a tweak of the firm’s ChildsPlay surfacing system and features ground forms and surface markings aimed at trying to inspire imaginative play.

Notts Sport chairman Shaun Patrick said: Green Dragon Play tackles the issue of dumbed-down play areas and childhood obesity.

Too many of today’s installations are designed more to avoid litigation than to provide fun and as a result, children simply aren’t using them.

Green Dragon Play focused on changing surface forms, elevations and markings, which challenged children to explore and interpret the space in several ways.

A pilot Green Dragon Play system was rigged up at Brocks Hill Primary School in Oadby, Leicester late last year.

Head teacher Robin Marlin, said: Green Dragon Play changed the way our children interact during playtimes for the better.

The system features VHAF NottsSward synthetic turf with colourful inset patterns and trails, seating, hopscotch and an alphabet lake for children to play spelling games.

The VHAF NottsSward offered quick drainage, durability and vandal resistance, said Shaun Patrick. And it eliminates mud and worn grass.

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