Here are some recommendations that should help you select a safe location for your play area.

Safe Locations for Your Rainbow Play System

  • Rainbow Play Systems should be located on solid, level ground—free of objects that could cause injury like tree stumps, roots, and large rocks.
  • Stationary components such as ladders, and slides must be at least six feet (1.8 meters) away from any structure or obstruction, such as a fence, garage, house, tree or overhanging branches, electrical wires or clotheslines.
  • Any swinging equipment must be at least twice the height of the swing beam away from any structures or obstructions as specified above.
  • We recommend that you do not install your Rainbow Play System near a lake, river, swimming pool or other water hazards.
  • If anchoring your Rainbow Play System, all underground utilities in the play zone must be located and identified before beginning assembly of your play system.
  • While Rainbow play system slides don’t absorb heat like traditional metal slides, it is best to locate slides out of direct sunlight to reduce the likelihood of burns. North facing slides will receive the least direct sunlight.
  • Avoid setting up on sandy soil or loose fill as it may require additional anchoring.
  • Do not install your play system over concrete, asphalt, packed earth, or any other hard surface. A fall onto a hard surface can result in serious injury to the play system user.

More than a simple collection of wood, plastic, and steel, Rainbow swing sets establish the benchmark within the playground industry. What started from humble beginnings in a small shop in Minnesota grew into the world’s largest wooden playground manufacturer. Our position as the industry leader was born of our commitment to creating the safest, most durable, and highest quality swing sets in the world today.

Bring the kids and come by one of our convenient locations so we can help you make the most out of the best season of life–childhood.