Fun Labor Day Activities You Can Do In Your Own Backyard

What does Labor Day mean to you? Of course, we know that the holiday celebrates the American labor movement but for most when they think of Labor Day they think of the last holiday of summer. Most celebrate the unofficial end of the summer sunshine by barbecuing with family and spending time in their backyard. With artificial grass you can amplify your backyard and create a low maintenance space perfect for your family. The following are a few fun backyard games and activities perfect for your Labor Day celebration.

Putting Greens

Whether you are a weekend warrior or a professional golfer, 360 SportScapes Golf packages offer a complete array of professional artificial turf products.  We offer a realistic golf surface with unmatched performance. Putting greens not only provide a stunning addition to your landscape but they also require minimal maintenance and reliable in all climates. We offer no water and no chemical option to improve your short game. Kids also love playing games of put put with friends and family. Golfers of all skill levels can enjoy a relaxing game this Labor Day with 360 SportScapes putting greens.

Playground Activities

From sitting in the grass to playing in the sprinklers it’s no secret that kids love to play outdoors. 360 SportScapes offers a plethora of safe play area options for children and pets alike. Instead of getting muddy and tearing up your grass lawn, adding artificial turf keeps your house clean. We create our unique playground systems with Envirofill® an antimicrobial, nontoxic, and nonflammable infill product that remains up to 20 percent cooler than other infill materials. This Labor Day your kids can play freely while staying safe, clean and dry.

Pickleball

For a more active backyard activity consider installing a pickleball court in your backyard. Pickleball is a paddle ball sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. A pickleball court is the same size as a double’s badminton court. Our court tiles are shock absorbent and decrease stress on joints.  Join the over 400,000 pickleball players and install a pickleball court in your backyard with 360 SportScapes!

Bocce Ball

For a relaxing backyard activity, bocce ball is a fun game you can play with the whole family. Dating back to the ancient games played in the Roman Empire, bocce uses strategy and a set of balls of various sizes tossed into a zone. While this game can be played anywhere it is recommended to have a bocce court made out of artificial turf. 360 SportScapes bocce ball courts give you the perfect backyard game that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

If you want to make the most of your Labor Day from the comfort of your own home, consider synthetic grass or an athletic court from 360 SportScapes. All our products are low maintenance, nontoxic and made with your safety in mind.

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Keep Your Kids Safe With 360 SportScapes

Keep Your Kids Safe With 360 SportScapes
In our last blog we discussed the benefits of having a backyard sports court in regards to your health. If you happened to miss that click here:
Today we are going to discuss how having a 360 Sports Court in your home or yard increases the safety for your kids. So Mom’s… listen up!

 

Imagine its a warm Saturday evening in the summer. You have cleaned up dinner and the kids disappeared an hour ago to go play with their friends after dinner. Your oldest idolizes the Celtics and your youngest idolizes the oldest so you know they are off with their friends playing a game of H.O.R.S.E. with Johnny down the street. It’s getting darker and darker outside and you feel the first twinge of worry. Your partner calms you down. An hour passes. No kids have come tumbling into the house. Another hour.
Now you are in a full blown panic. Every parent knows the feeling. That heart dropping to the floor feeling when your kids don’t come home when they’re supposed to or when one of your kid’s friends comes running in to tell you they are hurt and you have to run to the park dreading the worst.

 

Now imagine that same warm Saturday evening in the summer. Dinner is done and the kids disappeared an hour ago to go play with their friends. You check the time because it’s starting to get dark. You look outside and there they are, dribbling the ball. Your oldest teaching your youngest how to do a layup on your backyard basketball court.

 

Raising kids in this day and age is not easy. A parent has to battle with their children with too much screen time and yet balancing that with not feeling secure that you don’t know where your children are, because apparently it’s not “cool” to text your parents every hour. At 360 SportScapes it is our goal to get the kids off the tablet, get outside and get moving all while helping their parents feel confident that their children are safe.

 

We don’t need to list out statistics about your children’s safety when it comes to strangers, just tune in to your favorite true crime podcast. We won’t dive into it but about 2,100 missing children reports are filed every day in the U.S. and no parent needs to go through the living nightmare of not knowing where their children are. Instead of your kids riding their bikes down to the park we recommend installing a (mini) soccer field made of highly durable and low maintenance artificial turf in your backyard. Or maybe your children love to ice skate, we can help with that too.

 

With your 360 SportScape you not only will have your children playing safely in your own backyard but you will also be available should any sports related injury occur.  Decrease the chances of sports related injuries by taking the hoop out of your cement driveway and installing your own backyard basketball court. 360 SportScape’s tiles are shock absorbent and gentler on falls than asphalt and concrete. Our backyard courts are made to be comfortable on joints and reduce the impact of falls.

 

More than 170,000 children ages 5 to 14 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for basketball-related injuries, 88,000 children were treated for soccer related injuries and 110,000 children were treated for softball and baseball injuries. Should an injury occur you can rest assured that you are available to your child as soon as possible when they are playing sports at your residence.
We are parents too, which is why it is so important to us to protect future generations while still allowing them to participate in the sports they love. Our dream is for parents to rest comfortably at night knowing their children are safe in their own backyard while also participating in the sports they love. At 360 SportScapes we build our multi-sports courts with the family in mind. We don’t want to just morph your landscape, we want to help you build a community focused on health, safety, and security.
Feel Safe With 360 SportScourt

How Having A Backyard Sports Court Can Improve Your Health

It’s no secret that we are big sports and exercise enthusiasts. We love a good neighborhood game of pick- up or H.O.R.S.E., but our love goes deeper than just the game. Playing a quick game in the backyard with your friends isn’t just fun, but it also is keeping you and your family healthy. Whether your sport is tennis, golf, pickleball, hockey or basketball playing for just 30-60 minutes is improving every aspect of your life.

Backyard Athletic Courts Can Help Increase Physical Activity

Obesity is a known epidemic in our country but you may not know that physically active children are 1/10 as likely to be obese. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children are 40% more likely to score higher on their test scores, 15% more likely to go to college, make 7-8% higher annual funds, have lower health costs, and are at reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes. Children are spending more time in front of their phones than they are outside playing with their friends and this is causing a nationwide health crisis. At 360 SportScapes we believe in giving everyone an outlet to make them happier and healthier. Backyard basketball courts and batting cages are ideal ways to get your kids out of the house and get them exercising! Pickleball and putting greens are a great activity if running and jumping are not comfortable for you anymore.

 

360 Sports Courts Are Gentle On Joints

Studies show that less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity every day. Having the convenience of a sports court in or near your home can help you stay active and healthy. All our courts are made with your safety, comfort, and playability in mind. Research shows that the shock absorbing tiles of a 360 Sports Court are significantly less damaging than cement. Jumping, running and falling are all apart of any good basketball game and our courts protect against concussions and other serious injuries. Our tennis courts and pickleball courts are made with the same shock-absorbant floor, so no matter what age you are, you can play a stress free game.

So get out, get moving and have fun! Whether you are 3 or 90 or any age in between, having a basketball court, tennis court, batting cage, or putting green in your home or business will help you play safely and comfortably.