Welcome to our gallery featuring a wide variety of fantastic children’s backyard playgrounds.
One of my favorite things to do as a child was go to the public playground. When I was really young we had a swing set but no playground like you’ll see below. In lieu of playgrounds, many kids love having a tree house or playhouse.
It didn’t matter if there was anyone else there, I could let my imagination go hog wild on the slides, swings, and other various playground equipment.
The playgrounds I played on as a child are, of course, nothing compared to the size of some of the playgrounds we’ve collected in this gallery.
The above playground is public, with a gorgeous view of the mountains beyond. It’s a truly stunning environment.
From slides to ladders, climbing walls to rope swings, these amazing sets are sure to spark any child’s imagination.
A few of these are luxury, custom-built forts and castles, while others are imagination stations built for a large number of children.
There are also a few fantastic tree houses included, sturdy enough and safe enough for a sleepover!
Regardless of the type, each play set is sure to provide countless hours of fun for any child, and to spark friendships that can last a lifetime.
We hope you’ll enjoy this gallery, and you’ll be inspired to build the play set of your dreams!
Find more backyard ideas in our definitive guide to backyards!
A small fairy cottage has its own garden and landscaping, with a treehouse tower off to the right. The railing around the top of the tower has bent wooden designs.
This fantastic, multi-level treehouse features a large spiral slide, a swing set, basketball hoop, balcony, and a spacious finished interior.
This green and yellow play set includes a slide, climbing wall, and a tunnel to crawl through.
This incredible two-story playhouse features a slide for a quick exit, a solid glass upper story, and a more secluded ground floor with a few windows. Perfect for watching the night sky during a sleepover!
This fantasy-style play set has a bit of a ramshackle look to it, with crooked windows and a doorway that looks as though it might belong on the home of a witch in the woods.
Even after a snowfall, this playground has plenty of ways to stoke the imagination and have fun!
Swings, monkey bars, slides, and a drawbridge-like climbing wall ensure that this play set will get plenty of use over the years.
A long set of stairs leads up to a playhouse up on a hill. A metal slide leads down from a light pink door into the lush yard.
This play set has a couple of unique swings, along with several slides, a climbing wall, and an enclosed section with portholes.
This spacious treehouse is built into an enormous tree. A faux stone slide is built into the hillside as well to create an adventure play area.
A wooden play area with a slide and swingset. Below the cabin area is a small picnic table.
This set is all about the slides, featuring a number of different shapes and styles.
This play set, when finished, will have a log-cabin style atmosphere, a large, sturdy swingset, and a slide, in addition to the tall lookout tower.
Rope bridges and balancing beams are another fun activity to add to a play set, as long as they aren’t too far off the ground!
A sandbox sits below the fort section of this large backyard play set. This set also includes a spyglass.
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