Bonded rubber surfaces go with Miracle Fields like summer and ice cream. Miracle Fields is a recreational program that was started in 1997 as a baseball league for children who could not play in traditional leagues due to mobility or other impairments.
Like so many other kids, disabled children wanted the chance to wear team uniforms, make plays, and round the bases – things that most people take for granted. After beginning with four teams, Miracle Fields now serves over 80,000 children and young adults. So far, there are 80 completed bonded rubber fields and over 100 fields under construction.
Miracle Field Completed with Spray on Color and EPDM Rubber
Miracle Fields is all about getting children with disabilities into the all-American sport of baseball. Some of the rules are different than they are in traditional children’s baseball leagues. For example, every player bats in every inning, and non-disabled children and volunteers buddy up with the Miracle Fields players to maximize their participation in fielding balls, running bases and crossing home plate.
Bonded rubber poured-in-place surfaces meet all the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. They are slip resistant, cushion falls, are porous so that fields are ready to use after rain showers, and they look great. Bonded rubber surfaces are available in muted earth tones to blend in with surrounding green spaces, and they’re also available in a range of primary colors for bright, energetic designs on playing fields.
Bonded rubber surfaces on playgrounds are favorites of children in wheelchairs , children who use other mobility aids, and parents of these children because of the surface’s superior accessibility. Natural or rubber mulch, sand, and gravel are difficult to traverse in a wheelchair, but bonded rubber pour-in-place surfaces are easily accessible.
The Miracle Fields program and bonded rubber surfacing are great allies in bringing recreational opportunities to all children everywhere.