How to Remove a Playground from Your Property

backyard playground covered with snow

Updated February 2, 2023

Are your kids adults, or have they outgrown the playset in the backyard?

Did you recently buy a home that has a playset in the backyard that you have no use for?

If you’re tired of looking at the old playground in your backyard but have been putting off having it removed because you’re not sure what to do with it, look no further.

The most common options for getting rid of your old playground include selling, donating, or having it broken up and removed.

If your playground equipment is not in great condition, demolition is the best, fastest, and safest option.

Whether your playset is made of wood, metal, or plastic, Hometown Demolition can help you find a company to remove your playground quickly and safely.

Don't put off your playground demolition. Start enjoying your freshly cleared backyard in a matter of hours without having to lift a finger.

Removing an old playset has multiple benefits, like:

  • Increasing the safety of your property
  • Increasing your property’s value
  • Allowing you to better utilize your yard

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How Playground Removal Is Done

An experienced team can demolish, remove, and dispose of your unwanted playset safely, typically within an hour or two.

The playground removal process is relatively simple, but there's more than one way to get it done.

The two most common methods for removing a playground include cutting it up into pieces using a chainsaw or using heavy equipment, like a Bobcat skid steer loader, to knock it down.

When it comes to taking apart a playset by hand, they will start at the top and work their way down until it is completely disassembled.

If using heavy machinery, they typically knock it all down in one go.

In most instances, they will separate and load the debris into their hauling vehicle parked nearby or a roll-off dumpster.

Next, they will remove the base of the playset (if requested), which is typically gravel, sand, bricks, or concrete.

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How Much Playground Removal Costs

The cost to remove a playset typically averages $400-$1,000, including debris removal.

However, your exact project cost may vary.

Multiple factors influence the total cost of swing set removal, including...

  • The location and accessibility of the swing set
  • The condition of the swing set
  • Whether the demo is done with machinery or by hand
  • Whether or not the playground has a base/foundation that needs to be removed
  • Who you hire to perform the work

Find swing set removal pros near you

Hometown Demolition can help you find the best local playground removal contractor for the best price.

Browse companies offering playset removal near you, read customer reviews, and easily request multiple quotes to ensure you hire the best person for the job.