Playground Borders

Action Play Systems offers the highest quality playground border in the industry.

Does your current playground border tell you when you need more surfacing and how much? Ours does!

playground border

US Patent # 716,113 and D732,357

APS playground borders are 52″ long, 4″ wide, and available in either 8″ or 12″ heights. When installed, each border covers 4 lineal feet.  Both our 8″ and 12″ high playground borders feature our patented Surfacing Guide (US Patent #716,113 and D732,357) and snap-in-spike.  

The surfacing guide serves as a ruler on your playground to ensure adequate levels of safety surfacing are maintained. With a quick glance, you can easily see how much surfacing is currently on your playground. The snap-in-spike allows for each border/spike to ship as one unit and reduces the chance of lost spikes in shipment and missing items upon delivery. Additionally, it makes for faster installation by keeping each border/spike together as one unit. 

playground border with surfacing guide and snap-in-spike


8″ high Playground Border with Spike
(also available in GREEN)



12″ high Playground Border with Spike
(also available in GREEN)

Our 8″ high playground borders are perfect for:

  • Early childhood environments
  • When using rubber mulch
  • When only a 6″ depth of loose fill surfacing is required.

The 12″ high APS playground border is perfect for all playground environments as well as raised bed gardening.

Offering a 10-year limited warranty, our product is designed to take the place of wood timbers and offers a permanent, maintenance-free solution to keeping your playground safety surfacing where it belongs- on the playground!

raised bed garden
playground with borders
playground with orange slide and border

Border Accessories

APS border with filler ends

We offer a full complement of accessories to go along with our 8″ and 12″ playground borders. Our 1′ border kit allows you to frame use zones when space is at a premium and a length less than 4′ is required. Each kit includes (2) 1′ border sections, (2) 6″ filler ends, (2) 100-spike 12″.

Our 4″ and 6″ filler ends provide the means to create a finished opening when a connecting border is not present. The 4″ are designed for our 8″ playground borders while the 6″ are used with our 12″ high borders. Both 4″ and 6″ filler ends are sold in boxes of 6 each.

filler ends

APS-FillerEnds8 & APS-FillerEnds12

4″ Filler Ends for APS-Border 8 (Box of 6)

6″ Filler Ends for APS-Border 12 (Box of 6)

APS 1-inch border kit


2) 1′ Border Section
(2) 100-filler12″
(2) 100-spike12″

border spikes

100-spike12 & 100-spike8

Spikes for APS-Border8 and APS-Border12 

100% recycled plastic
Made in USA