Fleurette Manel January 31, 2021 home playground
Setting Boundaries – If your backyard currently lacks a good boundary system – a fence or hedges – make sure that they are added during the construction of the playground. These boundaries keep the kids in and strangers out as well as defining the area of play.
Having a backyard playground installed is one way to achieve this and it is far more affordable than you might think. As with any other construction project though, the best backyard play yards are those that have been carefully planned. Here are some tips:
When you are designing a playground or setting up a prefab playground in your yard, your most important concern should always be safety. As you well know from your own childhood, children simply like to push the limits and they don’t really know where those limits even are, so it’s up to you to prepare things ahead of time to minimize injury risks as much as possible. One of the first aspects of your home playground to consider is the ground surface.
First, ensure that the flooring on the playground makes for reducing the effects of a fall rather than worsening it. This can be done by building the floor using woodchips. Avoid the use of hard surfaces such as grass, sand, and asphalt as they will exacerbate the effects of a fall. There are better surfaces such as rubber mulch.
Specialized Play Areas – Specialized play areas are quite easy to create. A wide paved area can become a basketball court with the addition of a couple of inexpensive portable hoops and a few dabs of masonry paint can create a permanent hopscotch area.
Maintaining a playground in your own backyard is a responsibility that any parent needs to take quite seriously. When your child’s playground is at their school or the local park, it is typically some employee’s job to walk around every morning and make sure everything is on the up and up, but in a home playground, you probably don’t have one of those employees on staff. That makes it your job.