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  • Outdoor Activities to Keep Kids Moving

    5 Outdoor Activities to Keep Your Kids Moving This Fall

    As we reluctantly say goodbye to summer and welcome fall, many parents find it challenging to come up with new outdoor activities for the kids. Often times, children simply want to collapse on the couch after school and watch cartoons or play on their preferred device. Or, maybe they spend time on the computer for homework. Either way, the last thing your little ones should be doing is remaining stationary! Fall is a wonderful time of year to spend time outside. The days are still warm, and the air is crisp. Here are some ways to get your kids moving this fall.

    Implementing a New Routine

    The first step to get your kids outside and moving is to start a new routine. For most children, the precious free time after school is spent completing homework, snacking, and relaxing.  With a busy schedule it may seem difficult to fit physical activity into your routine. However, establishing an outside routine is easier than you may think!

    We recommend adding outside playtime into your child’s schedule as soon as they arrive home from school. This helps the kids to relax and decompress after a busy day. It also provides an opportunity for exercise. Think you'll be met with resistance? Not to worry! We've come up with five exciting outdoor activities for kids to participate in. Rotate through these all year long and your kids will become outside enthusiasts! Not only will they burn off energy, but they will also become experts at entertaining themselves!

    Finding the Right Outdoor Activities for the Kids

    Suggest these playful activities that provide an opportunity for spending time with friends and getting moving:

    1. Playing on a Swing Set: Most backyard swing sets provide many activities all in one. In any one of our cedar playsets, the kids choose from climbing the rock wall, using the swings, zipping down the slide and much more. While A-frame swing sets are smaller, they also allow for a few children to play at once. Having a swing set at your home provides children with the opportunity to perfect their athletic skills. It also gives them a chance use their imaginations. Children simply love to pretend the jungle gym and backyard is a pirate ship at sea, or a castle with a moat.
    2. Playing a Game of Baseball or Soccer: After school can also be a great time for the kids to engage in sports. Suggest a tossing around the baseball, shooting hoops or kicking the soccer ball. If they play on a local sports team, this is a great way to make sure they get practice both on and off the field. Don't forget about jumping rope and rollerskating, too!
    3. Helping the Family with Chores: If your kids are in the routine of weekly chores and allowance, add a few outdoor jobs to their responsibilities. Chores can include things such weeding and raking leaves. The kids can also as water the flowers as needed. They can even get a head start on the upcoming season and organize winter materials such as shovels and holiday decorations with adult assistance.
    4. Playing a Game of Tag: When all else fails, kids always enjoy a good old-fashioned game of tag! While the kids take turns being "It" (they can always use Rock-Paper-Scissors to select the first person), they're running wild hiding and ducking their opponents. They are also actively problem solving and relying on their creativity to avoid being tagged. If your children are tired of playing tag you can suggest other traditional games like Freeze Tag, Mother May I, and Simon Says.
    5. Exploring the Outdoors: Encourage the kids to explore the yard and neighborhood on foot or by bicycle. Ask them about their time exploring and what types of wildlife surprises they encountered!

    Making playtime seem like a fun activity is a great way to encourage kids to spend time outside and get physical activity during this season!

  • 7 Benefits of Having a Backyard Jungle Gym

    When it comes to entertaining the kids, nothing compares to having a jungle gym in your very own backyard! Jungle gyms offer endless playtime, provide plenty of opportunities to enhance independence, and enable children to socialize.

    In order to help our customers understand all the benefits of a swing set, we've created an infographic. Here's a quick summary of all the advantages your child or children will get out of a backyard jungle gym.

    Eastern Jungle Gym Backyard Jungle Gym Infographic

    Seven Benefits of Having a Jungle Gym

    Benefit #1 - Exercise

    An active child is a happy one -- and a healthy one. Jungle gyms help children get into a routine of outdoor exploration that hopefully lasts a lifetime. During an hour of running, climbing and swinging, your child not only burns calories, but also improves athletic skills.

    Benefit #2 - Imagination

    It won't take long for the kids to put on their creative caps and turn the jungle gym into a pirate ship at sea, a castle, a fort, or a secret hideaway. Sit back and relax while you listen to the kids use their imagination. We guarantee you'll enjoy yourself just as much as they enjoy themselves.

    Benefit #3 - Sharing

    Whether your children have siblings, neighbors, or friends, the nature of the backyard jungle gym reinforces the idea of taking turns. Since many swing sets have a single slide, a single rock wall, a single set of monkey bars, etc., children simply must share. Of course, having mom and dad there to issue sharing reminders as needed is helpful, but you should also know that the kids will probably surprise you and navigate turn-taking amongst themselves.

    Benefit #4 – Bonding

    Our motto is "Creating Childhood Memories" for a reason. But we have to admit, the memories created around the jungle gym are shared by the whole family. Maybe mom and dad join in every now and then for a quick zip down the slide. Or perhaps grandma and grandpa enjoy nothing more than giving the little ones a push. A quality jungle gym will be sturdy enough so that even adults can enjoy it. A swing set allows people of all ages to bond together

    Benefit #5 – Fun for All Ages

    As just mentioned, anyone in the family can engage in play on the swing set, not just the little ones! Get the whole family involved and enjoy a portion of the day together by playing on the swing set in the backyard.

    Benefit #6 – Improved Safety

    The newer swing set designs are nothing compared to what was on the market 15 or 20 years ago. Children can play, while parents’ nerves are at ease knowing their swing set has a smooth surface, recessed hardware, and high quality swing set accessories guaranteeing top notch safety. Children can enjoy many hours of fun and safe engagement on a backyard swing set.

    Benefit #7 – Overcome Fears

    Jungle gyms help children overcome their different fears like the height of swings, crossing the monkey bars, climbing on the rock wall, or sliding down a slide. It is common for children to have a slight sense of uneasiness when facing these tasks for the first time. With repetition and the development of courage, children will be cruising on the monkey bars or whizzing down the slide in no time!

    Your children are bound to love the convenience of having their very own swing set, and we bet that you will too! Always remember, a swing set lasts longer when it is well taken care of. Winter is right around the corner, learn how to prepare your swing set for the harsh weather conditions!

  • Playset Plans: How to Build a Swing Set

    Searching for playset plans can be a challenging task. With so many different swing set models on the market, the options may seem overwhelming. We're writing today to give you the same advice we've given customers for 24 years: Keep it simple. When it comes to building a DIY swing set, we always suggest the Classic A-Frame Cedar Swing Set (available as a hardware kit here). The design is simple, and so is the construction. Plus, you can never go wrong with a pair of traditional sling swings and a gym ring/trapeze bar accessory in the backyard.

    First, we recommend selecting an appropriate space for the swing set. The playset plans for the Classic A-Frame specify a finished product that is about 12 feet wide, 8 feet tall and 8 feet deep. It should be installed on fairly level ground, and there should be about six feet of clearance from obstructions. Be sure to also select a soft surface, such as rubber mulch or a plush lawn.

    A-Frame Playset Plans Material List

    Lumber

    Classic cedar swing set from Eastern Jungle Gym When it comes to DIY swing sets, the Easy 1-2-3 A-Frame Swing Set Bracket is an essential.

     

    • One (1) 4'x6'x10'
    • Four (4) 4'x4'x8'

     

    Hardware and Accessories

      • Twelve (12) 3/8" x 6.5" hex bolts, with twenty-four (24) 3/8" washers and 12 lock nuts
      • Thirty-six (36) 5/16 x 3" lag bolts, with thirty-six (36) 5/16" washers
      • Two (2) swing set support brackets (try our patent-pending Easy 1-2-3 A-Frame Swing Set Bracket)
      • Four (4) anchor stakes
      • Two (2) sling swings
      • One (1) gym ring trapeze bar combo swing
      • Six (6) ductile swing hangers
      • Six (6) snap hooks

    A-Frame Playset Plans Tool List

    • 1/2" standard socket, 3/4" standard socket
    • Standard socket wrench, open-end wrench
    • Electric drill
    • 1/4" pilot drill bit, 5/16" drill bit
    • 2-pound hammer, claw hammer
    • Tape measure
    • Step ladder
    • Safety glasses

    A Few Important Notes

    Before you begin assembling, we want to remind you of two critical steps. First, drilling pilot holes is essential in order to minimize splitting of the lumber. Second, we recommend always installing a washer before driving in a lag bolt.

    Additionally, if you plan to use our Easy 1-2-3 A-Frame Swing Set Bracket, keep in mind that the product is designed for kiln-dried wood. We strongly caution against forcing the wood into the bracket. The lumber should slide in easily, and the fit should be snug. If you find your lumber is too large, try planing down to achieve a comfortable fit.

    Instructions: Beginning Steps

        • Install the ductile swing hangers. When you purchase a complete swing set from Eastern Jungle Gym, the holes in the lumber are pre-drilled. But if your swing set is a true DIY project, this likely won't be the case. That means you will have to measure and mark the lumber to ensure the swing hangers are properly spaced. To do this, lay the swing beam (the 4'x6'x10' piece of lumber) on the ground and start at one end of the lumber. Place the center of the first hanger 18 inches in, on center (OC). Go another 18 inches OC for the second hanger, then 12 inches OC for the third. Measure another 18 inches OC for the fourth hanger, and from there, measure 12 inches OC for the fifth. Finally, measure 18 more inches OC for the last hanger. This should leave you with another 18 inches from the center of the swing hanger to the end of the beam. You should have a total of 12 holes, or six sets of two holes, to accommodate your three swings. The diagram below provides an illustration of the spacing, and may be enlarged by clicking.A-Frame Swing Beam Drilling Diagram for Playset PlansOnce you have marked the lumber, pilot drill the first set of on-center hanger holes using the electric drill and 5/16" drill bit. Next, insert bolts, with washers, from what will be the top of the swing beam. It may be helpful to turn the wood on its side for this process, as shown in the video below. Once the bolts and washers are in, slide the hanger over the bolts and add washers. Finally, screw on lock nuts and washers, and tighten using an open-end wrench. Repeat for the remaining hangers.

    Adding Brackets and Erecting the Swing Set

      • The next step is to install the swing set brackets. Position the beam so the newly installed hangers are facing upward (the opposite of the way they will rest once the playset is fully assembled). Slide one of the brackets onto the end of the lumber until it is flush with the wood. Pilot drill in the designated locations (our brackets come pre-drilled, which makes your life much easier), using the 1/4" pilot drill bit. Then, use one lag bolt and washer per bracket hole to fasten the bracket. Do the same on the reverse side of the bracket, and then repeat the entire process on the other end of the beam.
      • The side supports must be fastened next. Your remaining lumber (four 4x4x8' timbers) will make up the side supports. Install these using the same method we provided for attaching the beam to the bracket.
      • It's time to erect the playset. Once each of the brackets have been secured to all three pieces of lumber, you are ready to stand up the unit. If you've been working alone thus far, you'll need to find another adult to assist with this step.

    Finishing Touches

      • Hang the swings.  We are nearing the end of our playset plans, which means it's time to put up the swings! Use the snap hooks to attach the swing chains to the ductile swing hangers. We typically place the gym ring trapeze bar combo in the center position, but arrangement preferences vary.
      • Secure your swing set with anchor stakes. If you are using our anchor stakes, you will want to position the anchor at an angle and insert it into the ground next to the beam. You can accomplish this by using the hammer cited in the tool list above. Once the stake is in the ground, pound down the anchor until you are able to secure the anchor washer to the bottom of the post with a lag bolt. If you have purchased your stakes elsewhere, we recommend reviewing and following the specific directions for that product.

    Congrats!

    Now that you've reached the end of this blog, we want to congratulate you on successfully completing your project! We hope these playset plans have been helpful and we welcome your questions.

  • DIY Swing Sets: The Essential Piece of Hardware

    If you've ever Googled DIY swing sets, you know there are an endless number of plans and designs to consider. Additionally, there are tons of hardware and accessory products to choose from. In this blog you'll learn about the one must-have item for all DIY swing sets. Whether the project is your first or 50th, this piece of hardware will make your life easier.

       The Product

    After 24 years' designing, manufacturing and installing playsets, we know that a strong connecting bracket is an absolute necessity for all swing beams. That's where the Easy 1-2-3 A-Frame Swing Set Bracket comes in. We designed this product six years ago to add another level of safety, strength and security to our swing sets. Fast-forward to today, and we have a patent pending on the design. And it turns out that we're no longer the biggest fans of the bracket -- our customers are!

    The Easy 1-2-3 A-Frame Swing Set Bracket is made of heavy-duty steel that has been welded together. We designed this piece of hardware to work with two 4” x 4” supports and one 4” x 6” swing beam. The idea is simple: Slide in the lumber and fasten with bolts. Repeat on the other side (depending on the specifics of your DIY swing set) and your swing set has a solid, strong foundation.

    Demonstration

    Specifications to Keep in Mind

    There are a few things we'd like you to remember as you plan your DIY swing set. We've designed the bracket to work with a kiln-dried 4" x 6" with a true measurement of 3-1/2" x 5-1/2". Our recommendation is based on the size of the bracket opening (3-5/8" x 5-5/8").

    With that in mind, we stress that the lumber should never be forced into the bracket. The goal is for it to simply slide in, which is the case for the great majority of customers. In the event that the lumber is too large, we suggest planing down the wood as needed. To avoid this task, we advise bringing a tape measure when purchasing the lumber to ensure you get the proper size.

    Finally, for more information on the bracket, check out Eastern Jungle Gym's verified third party reviews from TrustPilot. They provide lots of first-hand details. And don't forget that we're always here to help! Simply give us a call at 1-800-752-9787, or leave a comment below!

  • Play Slides: 5 Things to Know

    For most children, the slide is the most exciting part of the swing set. Even for adults, zipping down the slide is an exhilarating and enjoyable moment that brings us back to childhood. Whether you're shopping for a swing set or going the DIY route, we recommend learning about the different types of play slides available. Gaining this knowledge will allow you to pick the right slide for your family.

    Here are five things we think you should know when searching for play slides:

    1. There is no standard size. If you enjoy shopping online, do remember to look beyond the photos and check out the specs. Two similar looking swing sets may appear to have play slides that are the same length, but in reality, one may be 10 feet long while another is 12 or 14. The same goes for spiral tube slides, which come in a variety of sizes too. But remember to plan for the future. The kids will outgrow a toddler slide sooner than you think!
    2. There are a few safety factors to consider. When it comes to your child's wellbeing, we suggest choosing a slide with high side walls. This is especially important if you have small children (don't forget about cousins and neighbors) playing on the swing set.
    3. Not all slides are created equally. For starters, different styles of play slides offer different assembly methods. Here at Eastern Jungle Gym, wave slides come with our compact to mid-sized residential swing sets. Our larger playsets often incorporate scoop slides, with double-wall construction. That feature is one of a few that makes them similar to commercial grade units. Wave and scoop slides offer different rides, so if possible, we advise letting the kids try both before deciding.
    4. Color is your choice. We often hear customers wonder if one color will retain less heat than another. In our 24 years' of experience, we've seen that the heat difference between colors is negligible. Choose whichever colors will look best in your backyard! If you are concerned about heat, try to find a playset spot that is shady at least part of the day.
    5. Two is better than one! Having two play slides on your swing set really does double the fun. Whether they are two of the same or one is open and one is a spiral tube slide, this is the one activity that kids are always vying for.  If your swing set simply cannot accommodate a second slide, simply swap out the old one for a new unit. The installation process is fairly simple, so you can go back and forth easily, depending on the kids' preference.

    Play slides are the crown jewel of any backyard swing sets, so do your research and find the right one. The kids will get years of use -- and countless childhood memories --  out of a high quality, age-appropriate slide.

  • Six Ways to Modify a Backyard Playset for Older Kids

    When it comes to providing outdoor fun for the little ones in the family, there's nothing better than a backyard playset. It is not uncommon for parents or grandparents to purchase one for the kiddoes once they reach a certain age. But as the kids get older, it may be necessary to make some minor adjustments to the swing set in order to keep the activities exciting and developmentally challenging. After all, a backyard playset is an investment that families should be able to enjoy for a number of years.

    If this situation sounds familiar, there are several potential modifications you can implement to make the swing set more age-appropriate. They range from simple and inexpensive to a bit more advanced. Depending on the types of activities your swing set features, here are six options to consider:

    1. Rock Climbing Wall Adjustments: Removing some of the hand holds on the backyard playset's rock wall will make the climb a bit more difficult. This will help the kids to improve their agility and upper body strength.
    2. Replace the Swings: It may seem like a no-brainer, but any infant swings or toddler swings should be replaced with traditional sling swings. Sling swings allow youngsters to work their leg muscles as they pump and soar through the air.
    3. Add monkey bars: Because monkey bars require coordination skills and athletic arms, the activity is typically reserved for older children. Adding a set of monkey bars (or, as some call it, an overhead ladder) to a backyard playset that the kids have had for a few years will make the unit seem brand new.
    4. Add a gym ring/trapeze bar comboLike monkey bars, the gym ring/trapeze bar combo is another item parents usually hold off on during their initial purchase. But once they are physically ready for the challenge, the kids love this activity. They especially have a blast hanging upside down! If you don't want to sacrifice a spot on your swing beam for this activity, you can always add a wooden accessory arm off the clubhouse as a fourth swing position.
    5. Swap out the step ladder: Replace the wooden step ladder -- which many parents opt for early on because of the surface area it offers -- for one with metal rungs. Or you could add a wooden gang plank ramp, which gives the kids a chance to jog up to the clubhouse, another great way to get their heartbeat up! 
    6. Upgrade or add a slide: It is common for moms and dads to wait on the spiral tube slide because they want to keep the tots in sight at all times. Once the children are a bit older, that reservation fades. Whether you add this type of slide or upgrade to a larger one (say the 14-foot scoop slide from a 10-foot wave slide), updating the slide gives any backyard playset a new look and feel.

    Each of these options are a great way to renew the interest in your backyard playset. Kids will be kids, and at times, that means parents need to get a bit creative to help avoid boredom. Believe it or not, even adding a new accessory toy is often enough to get the children excited again and playing on the set.

  • 9 Tips for Assembling a Wood Playset

    Building a wood playset for the kids should be nothing short of a memorable experience that involves the whole family. But sometimes this is easier said than done.

    Most of us have been in a situation where a project that should be an enjoyable opportunity for bonding and productivity slowly turns into a slightly frustrating situation because of minor mishaps. Usually this can be attributed to underestimating the scope of the project, or hitting some other sort of speed bumps -- missing a tool, stripping a screw, assembling components in the wrong direction, etc. -- along the way.

    That's why we are excited to use our 24-plus years of experience manufacturing, assembling and installing swing sets to offer some advice. Here are nine tips to help you build your family's wood playset with as few hiccups as possible!

    1. Read through product specs, features and assembly instructions, thoroughly and carefully, paying attention to any notices about the type of lumber needed for the product and the list of items included with the product. When you receive the product, lay out the pieces and compare them to the list of parts. This will save you from starting the project and then having to pause after realizing that you need a different type of lumber (for example, Eastern Jungle Gym swing sets are designed to fit kiln-dried wood) or are missing an important component (perhaps you would like to purchase stakes because the children using the set are a bit older), either because it was not part of the purchase or maybe because it was omitted in error.

    2. Pick the right location. This should be a fairly level area, away from concrete, asphalt and other hard surfaces. A rubber mulch play area is ideal. We also recommend keeping stationary components at least 6 feet from any obstructions (trees, fences, storage sheds, etc.).

    3. Give yourself enough time. We advise setting aside at least one full day for the construction of your wood playset, depending on the size of the unit, your experience with assembling wooden structures and so on. It is highly recommended that you have at least one adult there to lend assistance.

    4. Gather the required tools. For a traditional A-frame swing set, you'll need the following: 1/2" standard socket, 3/4" standard socket, standard socket wrench, electric drill, 1/4" pilot drill bit, tape measure, level, claw hammer, step ladder. Additional tools may be necessary depending on the wood playset model you have selected, but this information should be included in the instructions that come with the product.

    5. Begin the assembly on the ground. Your wood swing set will likely involve some sort of brackets. We recommend keeping these brackets on the ground as you slide in the lumber and secure the beam and posts.

    6. If you purchased a wood swing set kit, keep the boxes nearby. They could come in handy for keeping hardware organized, or for sliding the swing set into place (as this couple did in a time-lapse video showing the construction of our A-frame Cedar Bench Swing).

    7. Remember the basicsWear safety glasses; be sure to tighten and secure all lag bolts and nuts; pilot recessed holes as instructed to help maintain the integrity of the wood, etc.

    8. Keep in mind, checks (which are often mistakenly referred to as "cracks") and knot holes are normal characteristics of timbers. Do not worry if you come across these natural imperfections during setup. Checks are inevitable, as they result from the wood absorbing and releasing moisture. Typically, they do not impact the structure.

    9. Have fun! Remember, you're creating childhood memories by building your kids a beautiful backyard swing set. Make the memory a good one!

  • A Parent’s Perspective: Backyard Swing Set Benefits

    Here at Eastern Jungle Gym, we firmly believe that having a backyard swing set fosters increased physical fitness, problem-solving abilities and socialization skills, as well as improved independence. We also know that a backyard swing set is what many longtime memories are made of — hence, our slogan, “Creating Childhood Memories.” But we would be remiss if we did not mention the other family members it impacts, too: Parents.

    For moms and dads, there is a long list of milestones to look forward to between a child’s birth and his or her first birthday. Somewhere around seven, eight or nine months, the little one experiences the swing for the first time — a moment he or she will never remember, but one that mom and dad will never forget. I was so excited to put my child on the swing for the first time. Despite it being a gloomy February day, the temperature was warm enough to spend a little while outside, so away we went, snowsuit and all! It didn’t even matter that baby fell asleep after about five minutes in the swing. We had snapped a few photos and were already looking forward to next time.

    When you have a swing set right outside your back door, it is almost impossible to go even one day without using it, no matter the kids’ ages. This is why it makes sense to go with a backyard swing set that is large enough for the children to grow into. If you get something too small, they will outgrow it in no time, and you will be left making a second purchase. Your child may be too small for some of the activities initially, and that’s OK. Simply stick with the ones that are age-appropriate and work your way up. Besides, the sense of challenge that some of the activities provide will help your child develop confidence and new skills. And that means those memorable moments will keep coming as the little ones achieve more and more on their backyard swing set. Investing in a backyard swing set — whether a simple A-frame style or one with towers and multiple activities — is even becoming a popular choice for grandparents for these same reasons.

    Whether you are a mom, dad, grandparent, aunt or uncle, having playset at home is an investment in happiness. It allows the satisfaction and pride a parent feels so often during a child’s early years to be experienced by a number of other family members as they visit for get-togethers, parties and holidays. Having a backyard swing set allows mom, dad, child and others to enjoy an endless number of those special moments as the baby grows from infant to toddler and beyond.

  • Eastern Adds RI Retailer for Cedar Playsets

    Eastern Jungle Gym is pleased to announce the addition of a new authorized retailer for its cedar playsets, just in time for the 2016 spring season.

    Hearthside Fireplace & Patio of Warwick, Rhode Island has added playsets to their inventory, focusing exclusively on Eastern’s wooden swing sets. A gorgeous Dream model swing set is  is now standing in Hearthside’s huge showroom. It includes a 10-foot wave slide, clubhouse, rock climbing wall, sling swings and an added picnic table. The showroom also features fireplaces, stoves, hot tubs, fire pits, patio furniture and more.

    One of Eastern Jungle Gym's cedar playsets at Hearthside Fireplace & Patio in Ri The Dream is just one of many cedar playsets from Eastern Jungle Gym that are now available for sale at Hearthside Fireplace & Patio in Warwick, RI.

    “We’re thrilled to partner with a company that’s proven its commitment to high quality customer service and products for so many years,” said Rolf Zimmermann, Eastern Jungle Gym’s vice president of sales. “We admire Hearthside’s dedication to helping local families beautify their home’s hearth and patio. We’re very excited to help in accomplishing that goal.”

    Eastern Jungle Gym swing sets will fit in nicely with the products at Hearthside. They add to the look of any backyard, in large part because they are made from solid cedar wood. The playsets come standard with a bright tent top canopy, in either solid green, or green and yellow stripes. The slides also come in yellow or green. There are plenty of add-on and accessory options too, for those looking to customize.

    Beyond the aesthetics of Eastern Jungle Gym swing sets, customers love the fact that these backyard playgrounds are big and sturdy enough for adults to join in on the fun. Each swing set is constructed with heavy-duty hardware, high quality accessories and the patent-pending Easy 1-2-3 A-Frame Bracket.

    All Eastern Jungle Gym models—from the Classic and Straight-Base Series, to the Angled-Base and Multi-Deck—will be available for purchase through Hearthside. There are more than 70 playsets in total. Customers can also shop for an Eastern Jungle Gym swing set at EN-R-GY Saver Fireplace & Patio, a division of Hearthside Fireplace & Patio. EN-R-GY Saver is located at 1470 Washington Street in Holliston, Mass.

    Professional delivery and installation will also be available, as is financing through Wells Fargo.

    Hearthside is the second retailer to join Eastern Jungle Gym’s international network of dealers so far this year. With 23 years’ experience in the business of cedar playsets and swing sets, Eastern Jungle Gym looks forward to continuing both brick and mortar and online expansions.

    For more on Hearthside Fireplace & Patio, click here or call 800-431-6747.

  • New Dealer for Eastern Jungle Gym Cedar Swing Sets

    Northborough, MA -- Eastern Jungle Gym, a leading manufacturer of cedar swing sets for more than 23 years, is excited to announce the addition of a new retailer in Central Massachusetts.

    Backyard Adventures of Massachusetts is Eastern Jungle Gym's latest authorized specialty retailer. The store began selling Eastern’s cedar swing sets last month.

    Founded in 1986, Backyard Adventures is committed to providing its customers with high quality play equipment for the home. In addition to swing sets, the company also carries trampolines, storage sheds (in pine, cedar and vinyl), and even residential ice rinks.

    “Like Eastern Jungle Gym, Backyard Adventures is all about helping families find the perfect piece of outdoor entertainment for the little ones,” said Rolf Zimmermann, Eastern’s vice president of sales. “Just as importantly, these folks share our commitment to top-notch customer service, which is why we are so pleased about this partnership.”

    Cedar swing sets on display in Massachusetts Cedar swing sets from Eastern Jungle Gym on display at Backyard Adventures in Northborough, Mass.

    There are currently nine Eastern Jungle Gym swing sets on display at Backyard Adventures, which is located at 6 Belmont Street in Northborough. Professional installation is available, as is 12-month financing. The store is open seven days a week come spring. Customers can expect to see great deals and specials on the playsets, too.

    Eastern Jungle Gym swing sets are manufactured in Carmel, New York. The models range from the traditional Classic A-frame swing sets, to the larger Angled-Base and Straight-Base models, to the multi-deck Sky, Fantasy and Fantasy Tree House models. The swing sets are sold online, as well as at authorized retailers throughout North America.

    In total, Eastern offers more than 70 playsets. Each is made of 100-percent cedar wood, with heavy-duty hardware, high quality accessories and thru-bolt construction. They also come with a 15-year warranty.

    With a blossoming e-commerce presence and a strong network of dealers, Eastern Jungle Gym looks forward to continued growth and future expansions.

    “We expect to be ‘creating childhood memories’ for decades and decades,” Zimmermann said, “and we’re so pleased to know that Backyard Adventures shares that goal.”

    For more on Backyard Adventures, click here, or call 508-329-5151.

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