Lakeshore Sports & Fitness 🥇


The Lake Shore Fitness Club in Chicago was awarded the "Project of the Year" for its innovative transformation of a rooftop into a dynamic playground and tranquil lounge area, utilizing synthetic turf across 5000 square feet. This project was designed to create a safe, vibrant space for the active children of fitness club members, with synthetic turf installed over a foam underlayment for added safety around play structures. The result is a multifunctional environment where children can engage in play, and families can unwind, all amidst breathtaking urban vistas.


Lakeshore Sports & Fitness
5,000 SF
Completed 2023

SYNLawn Chicago Synthetic Turf
SYNLawn Chicago Synthetic Turf
SYNLawn Chicago Synthetic Turf
SYNLawn Chicago Synthetic Turf


    • Rooftop Playground Oasis: The fitness club's rooftop underwent a remarkable transformation, as synthetic turf was installed to cover the expansive 5000 square feet. This vast area now offers a picturesque playground for kids, while also catering to adults seeking a serene escape.

    • Foam Underlayment Safety: The synthetic turf was placed on a specially designed foam underlayment, creating a fall-rated surface that ensures safety, particularly around play structures. This thoughtful addition prioritizes the well-being of the children using the space.

    • Diverse Recreational Spaces: The installation featured designated zones for both play and relaxation. Children can actively engage in play, while families and individuals can enjoy lounging and soaking in the rooftop ambiance.

    • Fitness Club Member Benefits: Lake Shore Fitness Club's members can now delight in the convenience of a dedicated rooftop play and lounge area for their children, promoting an active and family-friendly atmosphere within the club.

    • Urban Oasis: The rooftop setting provides an exceptional contrast to the cityscape, allowing visitors to revel in nature-inspired aesthetics while being surrounded by the vibrant energy of Chicago.


  1. Enriched Family Experience: The installation enhances the fitness club's appeal by offering a unique and engaging space for families. Children can play freely and safely, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie among fitness club members.

  2. Safety-Focused Design: The incorporation of a foam underlayment and fall-rated area showcases the commitment to children's safety, assuring parents that their little ones can play with peace of mind.

  3. Versatile Recreational Options: The rooftop's dual-purpose design caters to diverse preferences, enabling active play, relaxation, and social interaction among both children and adults.

  4. Exclusive Club Amenity: Lake Shore Fitness Club members enjoy an exclusive amenity that adds value to their membership, providing an attractive incentive for new members to join.

  5. Stunning Urban Views: The rooftop's elevated position offers captivating views of Chicago's skyline, allowing visitors to enjoy the beauty of the city from a unique perspective.

The Lake Shore Fitness Club's rooftop project, featuring synthetic turf installation, has elevated the fitness club experience for members and their families. With a meticulously planned playground area, complete with foam underlayment for safety, and a serene lounge space, the rooftop has become a haven for active play and relaxation. This innovative addition reflects the fitness club's commitment to fostering a welcoming and family-oriented environment while delivering a distinct urban oasis amid the vibrant city of Chicago.

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