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Having a safe and effective backyard playground is a wonderful thing for kids. Not only will it help them to remain physically fit, but studies have demonstrated that a playground encourages problem-solving and creativity too. For the purpose of this discussion we will look at the costs and requirements of building a full-sized playground on a residential lot.
Is this a DIY project? According to DIYOrNot.com, the consumer who assembles a play set on a properly prepared yard will save around 11% of the costs associated with hiring professionals to do it instead. It should be remembered, however, that site preparation is going to be somewhat labor intensive, and if it is tackled on a DIY basis it is vital to get some assistance. Because of this it is recommended that a playground of the size discussed here be professionally installed.
The modern playground project will include:
Safety surfacing - instead of installing sand or another softer surface, many parents are opting to have "kid" tiles put into the base of the playground. These are an average size of 2'x2' and can be used as a permanent outdoor flooring. They do, however, come at a higher price and average around $50 each.
(avg. per acre)
Cost to build a playground varies greatly by region. Get free estimates from playground & sports venue service providers in your city.