The first step is to look over your backyard for its size and what can be accomplished. A large, flat backyard with few obstacles offers many possibilities, but even a small backyard can be turned into a fun play area with the right games and equipment.
After you make your initial evaluation, the next step is to remove any unwanted objects that might interfere with your play activities. These should be objects that can be removed without compromising other activities you enjoy in your backyard. Once that is accomplished, you can now consider what can be added to your yard.
You should start with play areas for simple games that everyone can enjoy. You can keep the equipment for the games in your garage or perhaps you can purchase a small shed that can also hold your yard and garden implements.
- Badminton: Net, shuttlecock, and rackets
- Cornhole: Tossing bean bags into a hole in a platform board
- Whiffle Ball: Plastic bat, whiffle ball, and bases
- Ball Toss: A large board with holes to throw a football
- Obstacle Course: You can create a series of obstacles such as ropes, ladders, and tires.
More Games: There are a myriad of pool games that you can play starting with everyone’s favorite, Marco Polo, and extending to challenges, races, and retrieval activities that are inexpensive, but a great deal of fun. You can keep the toys, games, and activity equipment in the garage or shed for safe keeping.
Family Fun: You do not have to organize a party every time you use your pool. In fact, it is a great setting for sitting back and relaxing during the quiet times. The pool is the right place for spending quality time with your family.
Improved Value: You can boost the value to your home thanks to a high quality pool installation. An attractive, high quality pool helps the improve the overall look and appearance of your backyard which can make for an excellent selling point.