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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

Product Details:

  • Primary Material: Wood
  • Number of Swings Included: 3
  • Installation Type: Grounding stakes
  • Required Surface Area: 152 Square Feet
  • Weight Capacity: 1080lbs
  • Swing Weight Capacity: 150lbs
  • CPSIA or CPSC Compliant: Yes
  • Product Warranty: 1 Year manufacturer's defect on parts, 5 year pro-rated on wood for rot and decay

Slide Included

  • Slide Type: Wave slide


  • 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


Finish: CedarHardware Finish: #2 Grade metal with zinc plating
Primary Material: WoodSwing Seat Material: Plastic
Number of Swings Included: 3Swing Type: Belt swing
Swing Positions: 3Swing Suspension Type: Chain
Ladder 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: No
Play 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: NoTrapeze Item Included: No
Lumber Included: Yes
  • Pre-Stained: Yes
  • Pre-Cut: Yes
Pre-Drilled: Yes
Installation Type: Grounding stakesRequired Surface Area: 152 Square Feet
Weight Capacity: 1080 PoundsEco-Friendly: No
Product Care: Apply a wood sealant to the wood to protect from the environmentCountry of Manufacture: China
Swing 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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Great Deal

Rachael 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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Great swing set

mike from Danvers, MA– Verified Buyer

Quality swing set for the price. Took my Dad, my brother and I just over 8 hours to complete the build. We had a good system going which made things very easy. Highly recommend laying out all the bags of hardware on a table and leaving them in the bags. As my brother and I were putting together different parts of the set, my Dad would pull out all the hardware we would need for the next step and have it ready for us. One organizer and two builders worked great for us. My 3 year old daughter absolutely loves it! Purchased an infant swing to replace one of the toddler swings for my 1 year old girl and it is perfect for her right now. Only part missing was main floor joist for upper deck, but I was happier adding two 2x4 joists on my own. Feels very sturdy and looks great in the backyard!

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Nice swing set

Victoria from Strafford, NH– Verified Buyer

Ok, it arrived in good condition, we have yet to assemble it, but looks ok, and should be easy to assemble. The packaging was a little bit torn and damaged, but it doesn't look like the actual wood pieces were affected. Having said that, I was really unhappy with the unbelievably LONG wait time between placing the order and having it delivered. It took two months to get my order, and spent at least one of those months sitting in a warehouse about 50 miles from my house. The reason I am giving it 4 stars, is that the customer service reps I spoke to were very polite, and really seemed to be trying to help me resolve the issue.

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Nice Swing Set

Sarah 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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Shannon 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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Swing set

Donna from Sioux City, IA– Verified Buyer

This is a very nice swing set with enough swings and activity spots for multiple kids. It seems to be pretty sturdy but was missing one board and a couple of bolts when we assembled it. Overall very happy with this purchase.

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Independence Play & Swing Set in Cedar

Cindy from Vallejo, CA– Verified Buyer

This swing set works perfectly in a compact yard. My son-in-law put it together himself over several weekends. He did wish that more holes had been pre-drilled. Once it was together, it was withstood several months of everyday use by 3 to 7 kids at one time. My grandsons love it!!

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Perfect Fit

Jennifer from Guyton, GA– Verified Buyer

We bought this for my 3 year old son. It was a perfect size and very durable. There was one piece missing and one that was busted. The longer screws tend to strip easily. It only took my husband a day and a half to put together by himself.

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gift for grandchildren

Peggy 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

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