Backyard Fun: Swing sets

Opt for ones with seats made of something soft instead of wood or metal.  Install the set on a level surface, and consider setting it in concrete.  Place energy-absorbent material like sand, rubber, or mulch underneath the set.  Periodically check to make sure no screws or bolts are uncapped, rusted, or broken.  On hot days, check the temperature of slides and swings to prevent burns.