Installing outdoor play equipment is a great way to make a backyard more kid-friendly. Swings, ladders, slides and other structures provide a fun environment for kids to play outdoors.
|What you can expect|
|Range per structure:||$1,217.80||$1,971.32|
|Range for this type of project:||$1,218||$1,971|
Play Structure Cost
Cost of unassembled residential-grade, cedar-framed play and swing unit with 3 swings, sandbox, ladder, slide, and covered play deck and table.
Play Structure Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete installation. Level area for placement will be located, base structure assembled, and components securely attached. Rate is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup.
Play Structure Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including fasteners, load transfer hardware, and connectors.
|cost to install outdoor play equipment|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per structure||$998.41|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 structure||$1,569.01|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 structure||$1,198.29 - $1,939.73|
When it comes to outdoor play equipment, homeowners have many options. One of the simpler choices is a wood unit with swings and a slide. Homeowners may choose to install a tire swing in addition to standard swings to add variety. Other equipment such as a miniature climbing wall, fireman's pole or monkey bars could be part of a more complex unit.
Many factors affect the cost of installing outdoor play equipment. Larger sets cost more than a simple slide and swing unit. Outdoor play equipment needs to be installed on a level surface, and depending on the backyard, significant landscape grading may be required. Trees and other obstacles may also need to be removed to make room.
Outdoor play equipment must be installed carefully. For safety, the structure needs to be securely anchored to concrete. It must also be located a safe distance from overhead branches, wires and other obstacles. The ground covering needs to be deep enough to help cushion falls. During installation, homeowners must also be concerned with the location of underground utility cables. It’s a good idea to work with a professional to ensure the installation goes smoothly.