Backyard Playgrounds

Backyard Playgrounds

There are many benefits to having your own personal playground right in your backyard. It provides a way for the children to get out of the house, have some fun and get exercise without having to go far. This helps parents know their children are safe by staying active and happy at the same time. With your own equipment, you can choose what features and accessories to include or avoid based on your kids’ preferences, ages, and restrictions. Before you make the decision to install a kids playground, consider a few important points.

Age Appropriate

First, keep the age of the children that will be playing on the equipment in mind before you decide on one model over another. A school-aged child playground will be different from a toddler’s. Children become more capable as they grow and more able to handle a large set of equipment. If you children at both these ages, never worry. It is simple to find equipment that has a toddler swing accessory options so everyone can play at the same time. As your children grow, you can make required additions and alterations to the kids’ play area so it continues to develop as your children grow.  Here are some ideas.

The Right Space

How much space is it available in your backyard? If you have a large yard, there is no concern. Many new homes, however, have limited backyard space. You should not place kids playground equipment neighboring any structure they could fall and injure themselves on. For proper safety precautions, trees, fences and the home itself should be six to nine feet from the playset. While the playground should not be set nearby a fence, it is often desirable to ensure you have a fenced in yard if you choose to install a play area. If you live near a busy street, it becomes even more important in preventing excited kids from running across the street.

Surface Materials

You should consider the surfacing material you want to include under your kids’ playground as well. Rubber mulch is a newly popular material over sand, wood chips and rocks. Children will fall you can’t avoid it. What you can do is avoid a serious injury by utilizing a beneficial surfacing material. The grass available in your backyard may appear like a good enough cushion, however, erosion over time will wear it away. As always talk to the playground maker and seek for their professional knowledge on how to go about building a safe backyard.