Your Backyard is Your Kid’s First Wilderness

I grew up in a tightly packed neighborhood, and as luck would have it, both adjacent neighbors had kids in similar ages to my brother and me. We spent almost all of our waking, non-school time, hours playing in our collective backyard.

We played all sorts of games: tag, baseball, obstacle courses, and good old imaginative play scenarios (we leaned toward those of the teenage mutant ninja turtle variety).

Backyard Sprinkler Fun

Backyard Fun Zone in Comstock Park, has all the ways to turn up the excitement even more, transforming your backyard into your very own Fun Zone.

Your kids are already busy making memories in your yard, so it’ll be easy to add some pizazz with these ways you can create unique moments to remember.

From giant yard games like Jenga, to a beanpole teepee to an outdoor movie, whatever you choose will lead to hours of independent play outside. 

While kids can easily make up their own games, they’ll also love these 9 outdoor games to play with a swingset, trampoline or basketball hoop.

Swingsets and Trampolines are Year Round Play Structures

A lot of those ideas are good for the summer months, but having something year round would be even better! A play structure with a climbing wall, slides, and swings will get a lot of use, no matter the weather.  

As much as I loved my childhood swing set, it wasn’t exactly safety rated. I remember that around the third grade, if we all starting to swing together, we could get the swing set legs to raise out of the ground and crash down again with a big jolt. (#howdidIsurvivemychildhood)

Not to worry, Backyard Fun Zone is onto our 80’s stunts. Their line of clubhouses and castles can withstand even grown-ups getting in on the action. (And sorry, but you won’t be able to make your swingset fly like in the olden days…)

Take Your Backyard to Even Greater Heights of Fun

Turn the fun up to 11 with a trampoline. It’s not just kids who enjoy soaring to new heights; jumping is exciting no matter your age! 

I’ve been told that it’s a great workout for parents, too.

Our founder Melody VanderWeide took her trampoline questions to Backyard Fun Zone and got answers to the things we all wonder about trampolines, like,

  • Is it covered under your insurance?
  • What if a part breaks?
  • What size is best?
  • How do springfree trampolines work?

Again, things have come a long way since the days of yore, when we– grizzled veterans of childhood– had to deal with rusty springs and gravity. Springfree trampolines are the latest innovation in trampoline fun, and they are fantastic

Backyard Fun Zone carries springfree trampolines, as well as other safety options like safety netting (with a lockable zipper, so no unsupervised jumping can sneak by mom and dad), pads for springed styles, and covers for safe-guarding in off seasons.

It’s trampoline season! We bought our Springfree trampoline from Backyard Fun Zone two years ago and the only regret I have is not getting a *bigger* one… our little kid turned into a teenager… who still loves to jump & flip! (Plus I like to, too 🤷‍♀️😉😂). Watch this video for more trampoline buying tips. Plus, find a big installation discount in the first comment.

Posted by Grand Rapids Kids on Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Visit Their Outdoor Show Room to Learn What Options are Best for Your Family

Ready to make the leap? Backyard Fun Zone will help you figure out the best options for your yard and your budget. Bring these smart questions to ask when buying a trampoline to a helpful staff person and they will get to work! 

With over 20 years of experience in the field of fun, and with firsthand experience of being parents (and grandparents) they understand the value of getting the family outside and playing, which explains why they want all backyards to be fun zones.

Backyard Fun Zone is located at 5668 Alpine Ave NW, Comstock Park, MI 49321. They are open for visits Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. They can be reached 616-785-7383 as well.

5668 Alpine Ave NW
Comstock Park, MI

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