Merchandise Mart


Synlawn Chicago undertook the project to install high-quality artificial grass in the front area of the iconic Merchandise Mart Plaza in Chicago. The objective was to create an inviting outdoor space for lounging and dining, covering approximately 3500 square feet of lawn space. The synthetic turf, provided by Synlawn, was strategically placed on a foam underlayment to replicate the sensation of walking on real grass. This innovative enhancement aimed to provide visitors with a comfortable and picturesque setting to enjoy the scenic views of the Chicago River while watching yachts and boats cruise by.


Iconic Chicago Merchandise Mart Plaza
3,500 SF
Completed 2023

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


  • Synlawn's Premium Synthetic Turf: Synlawn Chicago provided their top-tier synthetic turf, known for its exceptional quality and realism. Its vibrant green color and lifelike texture contributed to the inviting ambiance of the plaza.

  • Foam Underlayment Excellence: Synlawn's expertise was showcased through the strategic placement of the synthetic turf on a soft foam underlayment. This underlayment offered visitors a cushioned feel underfoot, enhancing their comfort and creating an authentic sensation while walking or lounging on the turf.

  • Crafting Outdoor Lounging and Dining Spaces: Synlawn Chicago's installation covered a substantial area, resulting in generous space for outdoor lounging and dining. The plaza now boasts a relaxing atmosphere for visitors to unwind, socialize, and relish meals amidst the bustling cityscape.

  • Optimal Viewing Experience: Positioned along the Chicago River, the Merchandise Mart Plaza provided unparalleled views of passing boats. Synlawn's synthetic turf area became the perfect spot for visitors to enjoy these captivating sights while reveling in the plushness of the artificial lawn.

  • Year-Round Enjoyment: Synlawn's synthetic turf is designed to withstand diverse weather conditions, ensuring that the plaza remains usable throughout the year. Regardless of weather, visitors can indulge in the outdoor space without concerns about mud or grass maintenance.

  • Minimal Upkeep: Synlawn's expertly installed synthetic turf requires minimal maintenance compared to real grass. This attribute heightens the plaza's overall charm, as it remains consistently beautiful and welcoming without demanding constant upkeep.


  • Elevated Aesthetics: Synlawn Chicago's contribution of synthetic turf elevated the visual allure of the Merchandise Mart Plaza, rendering it a magnetic destination for both locals and tourists.

  • Enhanced Comfort: Synlawn's foam underlayment added an extra layer of comfort, encouraging visitors to linger longer within the plaza.

  • Versatility in Use: Synlawn's synthetic turf area accommodates a range of activities, from leisurely lounging to outdoor dining, catering to various preferences and interests.

  • Iconic Observation Point: The plaza became an iconic vantage point for individuals to savor the dynamic Chicago River scenes, crafting enduring memories and picture-perfect moments.

  • Eco-Friendly Solution: Synlawn's synthetic turf choice aligns with sustainability, consuming less water and eliminating the need for pesticides or fertilizers.

Synlawn Chicago's involvement in installing synthetic turf transformed the Merchandise Mart Plaza into an iconic outdoor haven. The fusion of Synlawn's top-quality synthetic grass and foam underlayment guaranteed an inviting and luxurious experience for all visitors, contributing to the historical significance and allure of this cherished location.

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