Thinking of building a play area where the kids can run, swing, slide, climb, hang, hide and jump? Get a head start with these 15 ideas designed to inspire.
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This whimsical eight-sided wraparound playhouse packs a lot of play features into an artistic structure. The guiding theme here is to unleash children's imaginations and create outdoor playrooms that are beautiful to look at and strong enough for the whole family.
With a rope ladder and fire pole, this playhouse helps kids improve hand-eye coordination and strength. Many extras were incorporated into this structure, including a cooper roof, a carved wave motif and a wavy metal railing.
Play Like a Kid, Plan Like a Parent
SAFETY: Children often injure themselves when they run between play equipment. By planning ahead, you can preempt most of your concerns and prevent collisions.
A good rule of thumb is to place each piece of equipment six feet apart. Also, consider adding impact-absorbing pads to some equipment.
It's a good idea to provide a shock-absorbing surface material underneath the equipment with a six-foot parameter.
Remember, you will need to plan for more space in front of swings. And you don't want kids exiting the slide in front of the swing set.
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