Play Sets and Accessories

Playset Canopy Tarps Basics – Enhance Their Playground

Swing Set Canopy

A kid’s playground is their castle, their fortress, and anything else their mind can transform it into. It can also be a bit of an investment, with most playsets costing hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Of course, it’s an investment that nobody will really complain about since it delivers so much fun and stimulates physical activity in your child. With that in mind, protecting your playset with a little regular maintenance is always a good idea. Among the different steps you’ll need to take, maintaining that playset canopy tarp cover is one that can’t be ignored.

A playset canopy tarp does a lot more than just add to the appearance of a playset. It helps provide a bit of shade for your kids, shields them from rain, and helps their imaginations flourish even more than they normally would. But most canopy tarps that are included when you buy a… Continue reading

Custom Swing Set Tarps for Your PlaySet

Swing Set Canopy Tops

Are you looking for a custom swing set tarp but don’t know what size you need? We can help you get the most accurate measurements and ensure that you get exactly what you are looking for. Visit our site to view our custom canopy order form. It guides you through, step by step, making your choices to get the ideal tarp. We show you diagrams to understand your measurements and ensure a perfect fit. Still have questions? Give us a call and we will be glad to help you out!

Vinyl Tarps and Canopy Tops from are made of heavy marine grade vinyl with standard fasteners which are either brass grommets or stainless steel snaps. We offer stock sizes and custom made canopy tops in any size needed. This marine grade vinyl is a heavyweight 15oz. laminated material with UV protection and mildew retardant added. THE STRONGEST AND… Continue reading

Sandbox Covers Required at Daycares and Schools

Sandbox Cover
Sandbox covers are a great way to protect your children from dirty and contaminated sand, but did you know that they might be REQUIRED in your state? Most daycare and school centers must make sure that their sand is protected when not in use. Cats and other animals will often use sand as a litter box, making it extremely unsanitary. Many states have taken action and set minimum requirements for all sandboxes. Most of these minimum requirements include a sandbox cover. Check with your local officials and make sure that you are staying legal! We offer custom sandbox covers of any shape and size and several high quality materials.

Custom Sandbox Covers are an important step in preventing cats and other animals from making your children’s play area their outdoor litter boxes. Covers also help keep the sand clean and free of leaves, rocks, pine needles, grass, insects, and other… Continue reading

Simple Steps for Sandbox Safety

Sandbox Covers

Kids don’t need complicated, technologically advanced toys in order to tap into the powers of their creativity and imagination. All that’s needed to get kids’ creative juices flowing are open-ended basics that can be found easily and inexpensively. One popular example of this kind of toy is a sandbox. A big box or pit of sand and a few simple tools can keep kids occupied for hours.

Making sure that the sandbox stays in good shape, though, is essential to ensuring that it remains a safe and healthy place to play. Unfortunately, the backyard sandbox is often overlooked when it comes to play area maintenance. Here are four quick and easy tips for maintaining your backyard sandbox:

1. Replace the sand.

Over time, the sand in outdoor sand pits or sandboxes gets dirty and needs to be replaced. Generally speaking, replacing sand every year or two should be adequate,… Continue reading

Material Matters with Replacement Playset Canopies

Playset Canopies

Maintaining a backyard wooden playset means many things: tightening bolts, sanding and re-staining the wood after a few years of wear and tear, ensuring that any damaged components are removed and replaced.

One of the most frequently overlooked features of wooden playsets is the canopy that is most often found providing shelter over the clubhouse portion of the equipment. A playset canopy can last many years, but over time and when harsh weather conditions come into play, it can become damaged and require replacement.

When it’s time to replace your children’s playset canopy cover, consider choosing one that is constructed from a higher quality material so you can depend on it to last for many more years ahead.  A standard tarp from the hardware store is not recommended since the flimsy material cannot withstand constant exposure to the sun’s UV rays and harsh weather conditions.

Higher quality canopy… Continue reading

Have You Checked the Sandbox Lately?

Sandbox cover

You probably began the spring and summer right by preparing your kids’ sandbox for another season of play.  Have you taken a look at the sandbox since then?  Checking on the sandbox periodically through the summer is a task that can be easy to forget.  Summer activities keep us busy, and there’s not always a lot of leftover time to accomplish everything we wish we could.

Now that I’ve placed the bug in your ear, take a moment today to check out the sandbox and make sure it’s still safe for the kids:

  1. Inspect the Sand Toys — Look for any broken or otherwise damaged toys and toss them in the recycling bin or garbage can.  This is also a good time to look for any lost kitchen utensils or missing shoes.  I’m often surprised at what treasures I find buried in the sand.
  2. Check the Sand — Rocks, sticks, broken bits… Continue reading

What You Need to Choose the Perfect Swing Set Tarp

Swing Set Canopy
Looking for a new canopy for your children’s swing set? Choosing the correct swing set canopy can involve more than you realize. Below is a break down of the possible options that you will have. Researching and deciding exactly what you are looking for before purchasing will ensure that you get exactly what you are looking for!

  • Canopy Dimensions – You will need to know what size canopy you need to order. Measure the length and width in inches and have that information handy. You will also need to know the square footage of the tarp that you need. In order to calculate square footage, use the following equation:  multiply length x width in inches, then divide that total by 144. This will help to quote a price for your tarp and provide the manufacturer with exact specifications.

Canopy Measuring Example

  • Stock vs. Custom – Many commercially produced swing sets will need a standard… Continue reading

4 Steps to a Safe and Healthy Sandbox

Covered Wooden Sandbox Kit - 5ft Square 

Now that spring is officially less than a week away, it’s time to start preparing the backyard play area for another year of serious fun.  One piece of play equipment that parents often overlook, though, is the sandbox.  Whether you already own a sandbox or are planning to buy or construct one in the upcoming season, here are some important tips for maintaining a healthy sandbox for your kids:

  1. Replace old sand with new.  It’s a good idea to remove old sand from your sandbox every couple of years and replace it with new, clean play sand.  Play sand is preferable to ordinary building sand, which can contain clay and other materials that cause staining.
  2. Examine sand toys for dangers.  Digging, raking, scooping, and moving sand takes a toll on sand toys.  Even the best sand toys don’t usually last for more than a year or two.  When they break or become… Continue reading

Find the Sandbox Cover That’s Right for You!

Custom Sandbox Cover
Keeping the sand in your child’s sandbox clean and free of debris can seem like a year round chore! In addition to keeping out trash (and neighborhood cats), you might also worry about keeping the sand as dry as possible. Choosing the right custom sand box covers can make sandbox maintenance a breeze! A custom cover can be made to fit any sandbox, and there are several materials available. Marine grade vinyl and  poured rubber are two options that offer maximum strength and protection. They are both waterproof and will keep sand fresh and dry.  Commercial 95, which is UV resistant, and vinyl mesh materials are not waterproof, but they are breathable and will keep debris out of your sand. With these materials, there is no chance of rain buildup on the top of the cover. The mesh covers allow you to view into the sandbox while the cover is… Continue reading

Offer Your Children Shade and Protection with Swing Set Canopies

Swing Set Canopy Tarp 


If your children are like mine, they spend hours every day outdoors during the summer. My daughter especially loves her swing set. I feel better about her spending longer hours outside when she has some kind of shade protection from the sun. Swing set canopy tarps are the perfect solution for my family and might be perfect for yours, too! Made of heavy marine-grade vinyl or thick, sturdy Sunbrella fabric, these tarps offer UV protection and are durable enough to last for years. Standard tarp sizes are in stock, but you can even get specific custom sizes and colors: practically any size / color combination that you may need! You can use these to protect and shelter your swing sets, playsets, playground equipment and play forts. Your children will thank you!