While the new one and the old one don't look too different, the new one is much taller, has more surface area, a taller slide, a climbing wall, more swings, and the opportunity to grow or add elements as the kids grow and earn the money to make the changes. We needed something new that would grow with our kids for the next 5 years!
So, we began deconstructing the old one
The kids helped with absolutely everything as we wanted to be sure they felt part of this process and assumed some ownership in this play structure. We scooped all the old sand out
Removed every single brick from the outside area ( so we could make the new one larger)
Carried and stacked all the bricks
And tried to even out the mulch. We have a huge yard already but without the big swingset, it looks enormous!!!