Looking For Some Summer Fun?

by Amy Garrett

Summertime is nearly upon us. Temperatures are rising every day in most cities across the United States. With a rise in temperature comes an increase in children looking for outdoor adventures. Many children are eager to try new and exhilarating adventures, even during the hottest parts of the day. If you live in a city, it is likely that you and your family are surrounded by multiple recreation and sports activities such as various sports teams, swimming pools, climbing walls, and gyms. Living in the suburbs is a completely different story. In the United States, the suburbs are a popular destination for families and their children. However, the suburbs are built out across a larger space, making it difficult to live in an area with recreation and sports opportunities within walking distance. As a result, many suburban families have made the decision to build a backyard playground. The idea of installing a backyard playground may seem daunting at first, but in the long run, it can prove to be an excellent financial investment. Once your children have finished school for the year, they will quickly be looking for some summertime entertainment that is close to home. If your children enjoy visiting the local park (via a five-minute drive), then they will surely be delighted with a playground in their very own backyard. 

Backyard playgrounds have the ability to meet a variety of needs depending on what your children would prefer to play on, and they can easily be adapted for children who have unique preferences or physical limitations. When you're designing a backyard playground, the possibilities are truly endless. Do your children enjoy swinging on swings at the local park? Incorporate a swing or two in your background design. Did your children love taking turns riding down the waterslides at your state's amusement park? If so, consider adding an exciting curly slide into your new playground concept sketch. Would your children be interested in a rock wall for climbing? Make space for an age-appropriate climbing wall within the playground structure. When designing a backyard playground, the sky is the limit. Ensuring that the interests of your children are at the forefront of the design will ensure that the playground will hold their interest for years and years to come. This summer, your children will not have to be driven into the city to visit the local park or to have their own warm-weather adventure. Instead, they will be able to enjoy the same fun at their own backyard playground