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Backyard Discovery Independence Swing Set


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Backyard Discovery Independence Swing Set

The Independence is a full-featured set at a great price! This design has been a best sellers over time. It has an upper play deck with colorful canopy. To get up there the kids can use the standard step ladder or the challenging rock wall ladder. The 8' speedy slide safely zips them back down to the yard. Under the fort there is a snack table that has its own canopy cover plus room for a sand box! Out on the swing beam there are two belt swings plus a two-person glider for hours of swinging fun. The kids will love it!


  • Play set
  • Awesome fun and great value
  • Standard and rock wall ladder
  • Comes with solid rock wall and standard step ladder
  • 96" Speedy slide
  • Upper playdeck with colorful canopy
  • Independence collection
  • Manufacturer provides 1 year warranty on defect on parts and 5 year on pro rated wood for rot or decay
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  • Overall: 116" H x 216" W x 84" D
  • Overall Product Weight: 274lbs

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Backyard Discovery Independence Swing Set

Weights & Dimensions

  • Overall: 116" H x 216" W x 84" D
  • Swing Beam: 82" H x 90" L
  • Play Deck: 40" H x 42" W x 48" D
  • Ladder: 48" H x 25" W
  • Slide: 96" H
  • Swing Chain or Rod Length: 51"
  • Swing Seat Width - Side to Side: 26"
  • Monkey Bar Length: 22"
  • Trapeze Length: 17"
  • Overall Product Weight: 274lbs


Product Type: PlaygroundFinish: Cedar
Hardware Finish: #2 Grade metal with zinc platingPrimary Material: Wood
Swing Seat Material: PlasticNumber of Swings Included: 3
Swing Type: Belt swingSwing Positions: 3
Swing Suspension Type: ChainLadder Included: Yes
  • Ladder Type: Step ladder
  • Ladder Material: Wood
  • Safe Entry Ladder: Yes
  • Number of Ladders: 1
Slide Included: Yes
  • Slide Type: Wave slide
  • Number of Slides: 1
  • Slide Material: Plastic
  • Slide Weight Capacity: 150 Pounds
Climber Included: Yes
  • Climber Type: Rock Wall
  • Number of Climbing Steps: 11
  • Climber Material: Wood
Glider Included: Yes
  • Glider Type: 2 Seat
  • Glider Material: Plastic
  • Glider Weight Capacity: 240 Pounds
Rooftop Included: Yes
  • Rooftop Type: Tarp
  • Rooftop Material: Plastic
Monkey Bars Included: NoPlay Deck Included: Yes
  • Play Deck Material: Plastic
  • Play Deck Finish: Plastic
Sand Box Included: Yes
  • Sand Box Material: Wood
  • Sand Included: No
  • Sand Box Volume: 7 Cubic Feet
Picnic Table Included: No
Trapeze Item Included: NoLumber Included: Yes
  • Pre-Stained: Yes
  • Pre-Cut: Yes
Pre-Drilled: YesInstallation Type: Grounding stakes
Required Surface Area: 152 Square FeetWeight Capacity: 1080 Pounds
Eco-Friendly: NoProduct Care: Apply a wood sealant to the wood to protect from the environment
Country of Manufacture: ChinaSwing Weight Capacity: 150 Pounds


Assembly Required: Yes
  • Tools Needed for Assembly: Drill; Hammer; Flat Head Screw Driver; Tape Measure; Level; Square; Claw Hammer; Drill Bits; Rubber Mallet; Ladder
Installation Required: Yes
Additional Parts Required: No 


Product Warranty: 1 Year manufacturer's defect on parts, 5 year pro-rated on wood for rot and decay 


ASTM Compliant: YesCPSIA or CPSC Compliant: Yes
Lacey Act Compliant: YesSFI Certified: Yes

About the Manufacturer

Backyard Discovery is the largest manufacturer of swing sets, playsets, playhouses, gardens, and wooden backyard products in the US. Our swingsets are made from 100% cedar wood which is naturally resistant to rot and decay. Our sets are “ready to assemble” and contain everything you need including wood that is pre-cut, pre-drilled, and pre-stained. Our sets also include the hardware, swings, slides, etc. so you have a complete playset, ready to assemble. Backyard Discovery play sets are available in prices that cover every budget and with features that fit any family. Some of our swing sets are configurable so you can buy a smaller version first and then add more accessories later. The swingset that grows with your family!

Backyard Discovery Independence Swing Set

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 from Chicago, IL– Verified Buyer

Pro: good quality esp for price. Con: Took two professional carpenters 7 hours to assemble.

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 from Castle Rock, CO– Verified Buyer

Over-all good product. Did have 1 section where the drilled holes were off line. Also, some of the bolts

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I love this!

 from Thomasville, GA– Verified Buyer– Top 1000 Reviewer

This is very sturdy and my 3 year old loves it.

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gift for grandchildren

 from Metairie, LA– Verified Buyer

love, love the swing set. The only complaint I have is that it needs a coat of clear sealer which I didn't know about when I purchased it. Great buy for the money. They love it.

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Mrs. Peggy

 from Mandeville, LA– Verified Buyer

The swing set is an excellent addition to our grandson's backyard play. The quality is very good and the parts were marked an easy to use.

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 from TX– Verified Buyer

The swing set worked out perfectly! It's good quality too and so far I'm really happy with the purchase.

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 from Eastham, MA– Verified Buyer

HA !! over 7 million happy customers ?? really ??? Where is the swingset for the twin boys promised back in MARCH ???????

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful

Great Deal

 from Trumann, AR– Verified Buyer

Bought this for my 3 year old daughter. She absolutely loves it! It only took my husband 16 hours to put together by himself - which is a lot easier than we were expecting. Unfortunately, we were hit by a huge windstorm (90 mph) a week later and it got torn up a bit, but we were able to order replacement parts at a low rate and get it back together quickly. One thing we learned from the manufacturer - make sure you seal this product. It's stained, but not sealed, so for the best life, make sure to seal it.

The slide is the hardest part to put together - that will take two people. If you have a dog who will want to lay under the tower, I recommend putting an extra board up across the opening to the picnic table - ours tried to squeeze through and damaged it a little (but he's a rottie, so it doesn't take much for him to break stuff).

This unit is very sturdy (to have survived a huge storm like ours with so little damage says a lot!) and the layout is great for a single child or multiple kids. I think it will last in our family for years to come.

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful

Nice Swing Set

 from Seneca, SC– Verified Buyer

The swing set came in two longer, not very thick boxes (I was expecting a pallet or something!). My husband and FIL went through the item checklist and verified everything was there. Took them 1.5 days to complete, but it came together nicely and the kids love it.

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful

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 from Columbia, SC– Verified Buyer

Due to the bad weather we've had since I received it, I have not had a chance to assemble it. But I'm sure my grandchildren will love it!

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Independence Swing Set is also sometimes listed under the following manufacturer numbers: 55008