We honestly didn't do much research on where to purchase the play set from, mainly because I'm big and pregnant and don't have the luxury any more of taking my time! We visited the Beyond Backyards location in Carrollton and found a model that we liked. We also found out they did some great barriers, filled with mulch, to section off the area where the play set would go. That definitely appealed to us since we didn't want our dirt yard to be the base of the set. We selected our options and paid for everything on 10.04 and the unit was installed on 10.13. I love not having to wait very long for something like this! We were all excited about it.
It took the guys about 4 hours to complete everything, which is impressive considering the size of the structure and the square footage they had to fill with mulch. The area it takes up is 24' x 36'. Here's a couple of pics during their installation:
And here's the fully finished product:
I absolutely love it! It's got three swings, a trapeze, a tire swing, a rock-climbing wall, three types of ladders, a slide, and binoculars and a ship's wheel in the tower. We invited a couple of Dutch's cousins over to give it a test run.
We had talked about it a little bit with Dutch ahead of time, but I was wanting it to be a surprise, so I didn't tell him what day it would be installed. I wanted to walk him out to the yard and see his reaction for the first time, but the structure is so tall, that he could see it as we drove by the fence! I heard him from the backseat ask, "Is that my new playground??" I still managed to video his reaction as he got to see it up close and personal:
I love making this kid happy!
Play structure: $3,299