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  • Writer's pictureWyatt Underwood


Updated: Feb 9, 2022

Residential playground slides are an important component of most backyard playgrounds. They provide a great centerpiece, both structurally and aesthetically, while ensuring casual fun for kids of all ages. Building a backyard slide turns your place of residence into an inviting one for children. If you have kids of your own, this is a great investment.

Playgrounds have demonstrable benefits for the physical and cognitive development of young children. Slides, swings, balance beams, and play structures help children understand their bodies and environment while fine-tuning motor development and coordination. Parks and playgrounds are also important to help children stay physically fit and active and maintain a healthy body weight.

All Shapes and Sizes

Once upon a time, the slide was a simple strip of metal, on which children could travel in one direction: straight down. Now, plastic-molding methods have come a long way and the wider use of commercial-grade plastic allows for a more diverse selection of captivating designs.

Residential slides do not typically utilize all of the available perks of modern playground technology, due to size, safety, and budgetary constraints, but if your establishment can afford a commercial upgrade or allocate some extra funds, a full-sized plastic slide might be worth your while.

Big playground slides can be as large as 8 feet! They curve and spiral and run side-by-side, offering a wide range of different experiences for youngsters with a need for speed. Keep in mind, however, that with new capabilities for excitement, come new responsibilities and safety regulations.

Safety First!

Backyard slides aren’t held to the same safety expectations are those intended for public use, but, as no parent needs to be told, the safety of children is top priority. Let the published CPSC guidelines serve as a safety blueprint for residential playground installation.

A residential playground slide is also not intended for use by large numbers of children. If your kids and a few neighborhood friends are the only ones regularly playing, then residential equipment will do the job for the best price, but if you represent any kind of public establishment (day care, church, school, park, etc) you must be prepared for your smallest customers to come in volumes Under these conditions, residential playgrounds unfortunately don’t meet appropriate safety standards.

Why Buy Slides From Us?

While we don’t specialize in playground structures for residential use, we offer top of the line commercial-grade slides that all kinds of kids can have fun on. Our slides are constructed cohesively with ADA-compliant structures and playsets. Adding a slide to an existing playset, a treehouse, or even a simple wooden structure is the perfect way to add some excitement to your yard. is a family-owned business that takes pride in providing our customers with elite service and high-quality products. When you order from us, your products are guaranteed to be delivered on time and in perfect condition.

We have extensive experience shipping large and oversize items, and most playground equipment is typically shipped via freight. Smaller items are usually sent through UPS Ground, FedEx, or USPS.

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