To Meet Accessibility Standards, Windsor to Close 40 Playgrounds

Where accessible playgrounds get expensive is in the surfacing. Instead of just sprinkling playgrounds with a couple hundred dollars worth of wood chips or pea gravel, accessible playgrounds require thick, rubber surfacing costing anywhere from $16 to $20 per square foot. Taking into account the maintenance demands of wood chips or pea gravel, however, Mr. Huber notes that the rubber surfacing may actually save money over the long term.