October 14

8 Indianapolis Businesses To Create A Child’s Dream Backyard

Outdoor Living


When you have a child, you have all kinds of dreams about doing things together that will really make an impact on them. You’ll dream of playing together, building things, and just enjoying the outdoors.

Unfortunately, the world today has a lot of technology that keeps those dreams from coming true. Your kid would rather be inside playing on the computer than outside with you. So you have to get creative. You have to be sneaky. You have to escalate the outside area so that they want to be there with you – whether they are playing catch or just having a nice chat.

Here are some great ideas to get started:

1. Rec Unlimited

Credit: Rec Unlimited
Credit: Rec Unlimited

Obviously a backyard swing set is one of the first things you’ll think about when you start planning an outdoor space for younger children. At Rec Unlimited, you have many different options to choose from when it comes to swing sets. You’ll be able to personalize your set so that it matches your needs. Don’t really want a rock climbing wall? Substitute it out with steps or a ladder. The options are endless!

All of the swingsets at Rec Unlimited are built with high-quality materials. You won’t have to worry about things falling apart for a very long time. The wood and plastic are treated so that they won’t fade in the sunlight. You can also buy accessories like rubberized mulch so that everyone stays safe.

2. Family Leisure

Family leisure is another great place that sells things that encourage your children to come outside. While their

Credit: Family Lesiure
Credit: Family Leisure

furniture probably won’t make them play, it is a great way to bring them out for some fun. Great patio furniture is still one of the places that older kids will bring their friends to hang out. Even better, they are more likely to come out and talk to you.

Family Leisure sells more than just furniture too, they sell outdoor games as well. These will stand up to the elements and make your yard a place where people want to gather.

Simply put, the high-quality furniture at Family Leisure is for more than just sitting. It is for living and enjoying each other’s company.

3. Menards

Credit: Menards
Credit: Menards

If you like to take more of a DIY approach to your yard, Menards has a lot of resources for you. You will be able to build the swing set that  you want. Even better, you can design your own with everything you want. It doesn’t even have to be a swingset – it can be any other outdoor toys or systems that you want. You can start really simple with just a sliding board and build upwards from there.

If you don’t want you want or what you need, the team at Menards can help you out with just about everything. They can advise you on what systems are best, how to build them, and even how to take them down when that time comes.

Don’t forget, you can also buy from Menards to add a swing set to your commercial location or residential area.

4.  Indy Premier Pools

Pretty much one of the best ways to get your children outside is to build a pool. Indy Premier Pools has a great

Credit: Indy Premiere Pool
Credit: Indy Premier Pool

reputation throughout the Indianapolis area to build beautiful pools that are also extremely kid friendly. Their work is done by them, by the team that is present during the first meeting and the rest of the time – there are absolutely no contractors around.

This means that if you want a more shallow pool, you can get one easily. If you want a pool that has a wide entrance so that you can get a child with physical needs different from some other children, you can get the system developed.

It also means that they take their time with each and every step and don’t rush.

5. Tree Top Builders

Credit: Tree Top
Credit: Tree Top Builders

Tree houses have come a very long way since when we were all young. You can get pre-fabricated treehouses that are easy to install in just a few short hours. Tree Top Builders specializes in building customized treehouses and other structures that attach to trees. You can design the structure with them.

Giving your child a clubhouse or a special place to go will help them develop a positive relationship with nature.

If you want us to build it for you, we can do that. Or we can support you as you build it. No matter what, we stand by our service, materials, and craftsmanship.

6. Glidden Fence Company

One of the best ways to establish a positive relationship between the great outdoors and your child is to let them be

Credit: Glidden
Credit: Glidden

alone for a while. Of course, that isn’t always practical in today’s world either. With Glidden Fence Company, you can do it with a little more trust. Fencing in your backyard is a way to keep them safe – it will keep them in and keep people out.

Glidden Fence Company creates fantastic looking fencing that is safe and high quality. They will stand up to the elements because they use the best materials and the best techniques. Everyone is fully trained. Tom, the owner, has over 50 years of experience and trusts all of his employees.

Whether you need to fence in a large yard or you have a smaller yard, they will talk you through the best choices.

7. Kinetic Creation

Credit: Kinetic
Credit: Kinetic

If you have a commercial property, Kinetic Creation can build playgrounds for your church, school, daycare, parks, apartment, or development. They will work with you to develop a playground that will work with all of your customers. You can build each piece of the playground puzzle piece by piece by piece.

If you want some of the classical elements, then you can get them. If you want the newer and more technological things, you can find it as well. They have “carry swings, climbers, slides and everything in between.” You can also get the rubber safety surfacing that will keep kids safe when they fall.

8. Menchhofer Tree Care

Your outdoor area is as safe as you want it to be. At Menchhofer Tree Care, our team will work to ensure that your

Credit: Menchhofer
Credit: Menchhofer

trees are healthy and safe. We will look at your trees to determine whether or not they are healthy enough to support something like a tree swing or a tree house. We can also work to clear land so that you can build the structures that you want.

The safety of your family and structures is the most important thing you can take care of on a daily basis, and our team will make that our priority as well. Everyone is fully trained and certified, so you know you are getting the best work possible.

If you have an emergency, we will be there as well. Don’t be afraid to just ask us questions if you need to.

Remember to Stay Vigilant

You are the main source of safety for your children. Even if you aren’t building them an outdoor structure, you still have to keep your trees safe. Trees can fall on homes, on wires, or on cars, and still cause harm.

Header photo courtesy of EvelynGiggles on Flickr!

Menchhofer Tree Care

About Steve Menchhofer

Steve Menchhofer has been caring for the trees of the Indianapolis, Indiana metro area for over 40 years. Steve and his team of experienced, certified arborists are members of the International Society of Arboriculture and the Indiana Arborist Association.

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