Rainbow Play Systems
8732 Glenwood Ave.
When you’ve made the exciting decision to install a wooden playset in your backyard, you are then faced with the choices of material, size, and equipment. With a little research, you’ll be equipped to evaluate the available wooden playsets and make the best decision for your backyard and your family.
The most common woods used for playsets are redwood, cedar, and pine. All wood should be stained and sealed, keeping it structurally sound and looking good for years. Redwood and cedar naturally repel insects and water, making them low-effort choices. Redwood can be more expensive, and cedar is growing in popularity. Another option is pine; sealants can provide the same level of rot resistance as redwood and cedar, but some believe it splinters more easily. Regardless of type, it’s important to purchase top-of-the-line wood. All Rainbow Play Systems are built with certified, sustainable North American timber. The Sunshine, Rainbow, Monster, and King Kong swing sets are constructed exclusively of either 100% Redwood or North American timber. All wood is responsibly harvested using eco-friendly practices.
The basic rule of thumb for playset size is that there should be at least six feet of open space surrounding the entire set. In other words, just because a set might technically fit in your backyard doesn’t mean it’s safe to put it there. Too little space could result in dangerous falls or collisions with other children. Also, consider the ages of the kids who will primarily be using it—a swing set that’s too large or too high could pose a danger to smaller children. Rainbow offers a wide variety of playset sizes, from simple A-frame swing sets to multi-level play castles and clubhouses.
The biggest difference in playsets is the equipment they feature. From a basic steps-and-slide model to a multi-level structure with monkey bars, ladders, and tire swings, there is a broad spectrum of play equipment. Many manufacturers feature expansions for their models, so you can start small and let the structure grow with your child. Swings seem to hold a particular draw for children; with the vast majority of swing sets, you can easily swap out a baby swing for a regular one. With over 100 models and more than 100 options, Rainbow is sure to offer a playset configuration to meet your family’s needs.
There is no shortage of playsets on the market, which means there is sure to be a match for your family’s needs, budget, and outdoor space. Once you select your material, you can decide on the size that fits your location, and then have fun customizing the features that your kids will enjoy for years.