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Kid-friendly Backyard

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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Kit Pollard added this to All Ages Spaces
Every kid loves a sandbox. This one is made better by the addition of a small adjacent seating area - parents have easy access to playing kids, but when the sandbox isn't in use, it's not a focal point.
Danyelle Mathews added this to The Family Home: 8 Summer-Prep Sanity Savers
If you have the space in your yard, now is a great time to think of simple kid-friendly elements you can add to the landscape. Sandboxes, outdoor chalkboards and a swing are all nice, inexpensive ideas.
My siblings and I were taught to be respectful of all of our neighbors' property and the neighbors themselves, but the Lincolns were such a couple of curmudgeons, our mere existence was an affront. This sort of disdain wears on even the strongest psyche. When we moved it was such a relief to have acres of woods and fields to roam through and to be free of constant suspicion and disapproval.When I grew up and bought a home of my own, I discovered we had the kindest neighbors in the world, but even so I tried to make sure my children weren't wearing out our neighbors' warmest welcome. Here are my recommendations for helping your children learn how to be good neighbors.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

jeffandmaryjaneyoder added this to jeffandmaryjaneyoder's Ideas
January 21, 2015
Sandbox and privacy fence
raluk16 added this to Exterior Ideas
December 24, 2014
Si nisip musai
venkatdasari333 added this to venkatdasari333's ideas
November 24, 2014
beccac003 added this to Patio ideas
November 13, 2014
thdel added this to thdel's ideas
November 8, 2014
Sand box
andsuefair added this to andsuefair's Ideas
October 30, 2014
Sand pit 4
rbauder added this to rbauder's Ideas
September 28, 2014
Simple and easy to do...
lizmoore66 added this to Outdoors
September 21, 2014
nursehjk added this to nursehjk's ideas
August 14, 2014
Sing Inman added this to Backyard
July 26, 2014
Kid friendly
Marine Akel added this to Kid friendly design ideas
June 18, 2014
My husband completed a cedar 5x5 sandbox . 1300 pounds of play sand. Totally worth it for a 3 yr old.
heatherd1968 added this to child friendly garden
June 6, 2014
arreisenauer added this to arreisenauer's Ideas
May 18, 2014
Kid friendly and patio
cchuck10 added this to cchuck10's Ideas
May 8, 2014
bluesman73 added this to bluesman73's ideas
May 7, 2014
Patricia Forsyth added this to patricia_forsyth's ideas
May 5, 2014
all of it
katezal added this to Outdoor play space
April 11, 2014
border against fence..natural area between fence and sandbox
pankghana27 added this to Closet Ideas
March 30, 2014
playing yard
iomeara added this to garden ideas
March 26, 2014
A couple if pavers for a sense of patio. Sandpit.
Patrick McMahon added this to Outdoor Ideas
March 26, 2014
sand box
Sara added this to Tudor Ideas
March 24, 2014
strangle added this to strangle's Ideas
March 15, 2014
New fence
marychristian1 added this to marychristian1's ideas
March 15, 2014
Built in sandbox
asterprincess added this to asterprincess's ideas
February 9, 2014
Kristi Melton added this to Garden
January 21, 2014
Sandbox blending into the landscaping
alanakay added this to Alana's Home Ideas
November 5, 2013
ground level
annevargasprada added this to annevargasprada's Ideas
October 31, 2013
Nice place for kids and adults.
bcoburn added this to bcoburn's ideas
September 14, 2013
sandbox near adult seating
christinebean added this to christinebean's ideas
September 2, 2013
fire pit area with grass around the stone markers
hillarey added this to hillarey's ideas
August 27, 2013
I love the planted band in front of the fence!
daniellemf added this to Outside
August 26, 2013
cards05 added this to Outdoor Ideas
August 21, 2013
miiaa added this to miiaa's Ideas
August 11, 2013
karatay88 added this to Landscape Ideas
August 10, 2013
Kid friendly
Chelsea Gunnels added this to chelsea_gunnels's Ideas
July 30, 2013
Small yard ideas
bconnolly added this to Outside
July 20, 2013
I like the fence
anniemw added this to anniemw's ideas
July 18, 2013
Sand box for Tye
lesliealicesmith added this to lesliealicesmith's ideas
July 17, 2013
gen2782 added this to gen2782's ideas
July 15, 2013
M K added this to mlkoenen's ideas
July 9, 2013
Mayme Logsdon added this to mayme_logsdon's ideas
July 6, 2013
ground under playsets
jec13 added this to jec13's ideas
July 2, 2013
folfinio added this to Landscaping
July 1, 2013
Sandbox for Sam
Cindy Walker added this to 39 Arlington
June 30, 2013
For you and the boys...xo
Susan Senft added this to patio
June 30, 2013
Like the sandbox placed in the landscaping.
juliematteau added this to juliematteau's ideas
June 30, 2013
sand box and landscaping
jess_e1 added this to jess_e1's Favorites
June 29, 2013
Gabriela Rodríguez added this to webuser_356439's Ideas
June 29, 2013
Diseño de jardín
acapnp added this to acapnp's ideas
June 28, 2013
Cool sandbox
gerrand7 added this to Kids Ideas
June 27, 2013
jesheffer added this to jesheffer's ideas
June 27, 2013
square but colored/stained brown- need to be put closer together
Tracy Hodge added this to tracy_hodge's Ideas
June 27, 2013
kid friendly/furniture/paving and lawn
sarahaimee added this to sarahaimee's Ideas
June 27, 2013
Paving lawn
craigfx added this to yard
June 27, 2013
sand, tall grass, lawn with paver stones
misty129 added this to Landscape Ideas
June 27, 2013
love the sand box and stepping stones
jarraflowers added this to jarraflowers's Ideas
June 27, 2013
Michelle Teramatsu added this to Patio Ideas
June 26, 2013
sandbox & patio
shgarcia added this to Home improvement ideas
June 26, 2013
Kids sandbox!
I would like this sand box filled with dirt for Petri to dig in so she will leave the utility wires alone!!!
Katherine Andruha added this to katya1587's ideas
June 26, 2013
natashadvorak7 added this to Outdoor
June 26, 2013
Sand box
Milton Gomez added this to mfgomez's Ideas
June 26, 2013
nic79 added this to garden
June 26, 2013
kjvalmore added this to kjvalmore's Ideas
June 26, 2013
Like the ornamental grass
Marti Hoskins added this to Patio Ideas
June 26, 2013
in ground sand box ... easy n kinda kool
rachelkeefe1 added this to rachelkeefe1's ideas
June 26, 2013
Outdoor sandbox
andclem added this to landscaping
June 26, 2013
kid area
wead15518 added this to wead15518's ideas
June 26, 2013
Sand box around the current tree where there is the plant box OR taking away the plant box and putting mulch
roanosullivan added this to Mount Vernon Backyard Ideas
June 26, 2013
sandbox in small backyard
tiffany101202 added this to tiffany101202's Ideas
June 26, 2013
I love the squares in the grass
Donna Burson added this to donna_burson's ideas
June 26, 2013
Sand Box
jwagner005 added this to jwagner005's ideas
June 26, 2013
sand box!
jltflrs added this to patio/garden
June 26, 2013
Nice combo - sandbox & grass pavers
elissabarrett added this to elissabarrett's Ideas
June 25, 2013
Lawn / Squares
Jordan Dickinson added this to jordan_dickinson's ideas
June 25, 2013
the lay out
lacanterina added this to pool
June 24, 2013
Squares of cement in grass
Joy Gool added this to joy_gool's Ideas
June 24, 2013
Sand playground
Elsa A added this to elsa_a's ideas
June 24, 2013
Definitivamente esto suele ocurrir en todas las urbanizaciones,es muy acertado instruir a nuestros hijos y nietos en mi caso sobre las normas de cortesia.
malia2108 added this to backyard
June 16, 2013
mookie added this to Yard & flowers
June 3, 2013
picturejunkie added this to outdoors
June 2, 2013
Mariana Picton added this to Patio Ideas
March 30, 2013
home proyects
caitlynemily added this to caitlynemily's ideas
March 14, 2013
pengjie added this to yard
February 18, 2013
shahla69 added this to shahla69's Ideas
January 25, 2013
daisychains411 added this to daisychains411's Ideas
September 23, 2012
Sandbox near pool.
kakiheying added this to kakiheying's ideas
September 16, 2012
marina1031 added this to exterior/ landscape
September 7, 2012
grass and sand box
corky1porky added this to corky1porky's ideas
July 24, 2012
sandbox stones
abriley added this to Kids garden
July 23, 2012
celiarose23 added this to celiarose23's ideas
July 14, 2012
Sand pit
jbroten added this to jbroten's Favorites
July 8, 2012
Sand friendly garden
angie77 added this to angie77's ideas
July 5, 2012
ground level
hbukowsky added this to hbukowsky's ideas
July 4, 2012
like sand box
Sarah Ethington added this to Kid Friendly back yard
June 22, 2012
sandbox idea
jenniferschrisman added this to landscape
June 13, 2012
sunken sand box
boondogs4 added this to yard and garden
June 9, 2012
Sandbox for dogs
cortneigh added this to Backyard
June 6, 2012
Blythe Kazmierczak added this to Inspiration - Landscaping/Hardscaping
June 2, 2012
Idea - sandbox closer to patio? and squares with grass
Luana Madeira added this to educação ativa
June 1, 2012
deh4 added this to deh4's ideas
May 30, 2012
sandbox and inlaid blocks
keml added this to keml's ideas
May 29, 2012
kids area
homedeco5655 added this to homedeco5655's ideas
May 27, 2012
Last picture has garden ideas
heathermyers added this to back porch
May 27, 2012
outdoor chalk board
serendipitybean added this to serendipitybean's ideas
May 26, 2012
I likethe sandbox built down into grass
max7484 added this to cape house
May 24, 2012
jonesres added this to jonesres's Favorites
May 24, 2012
Love this backyard & privacy fence
erineyerly added this to Garden
May 23, 2012
Sandbox integrated into the landscaping
kjmoon added this to kjmoon's Favorites
May 23, 2012
Sand pit
verozalapa added this to verozalapa's Favorites
May 22, 2012
monicawhitten added this to monicawhitten's ideas
May 22, 2012
great idea for the back of yard
jordan peterson interior design added this to exteriors
May 20, 2012
landscaped sandbox
kristencampbell added this to kristencampbell's Favorites
May 20, 2012
Outdoor sandbox and chalk wall
godew172 added this to backyard
May 20, 2012
ascorpio1111 added this to Home Exterior
May 16, 2012
dchouse added this to dchouse's ideas
May 15, 2012
login4kll added this to Backyard
May 15, 2012
mommyohnine added this to mommyohnine
May 15, 2012
sunk in sandbox
judyross added this to judyross's ideas
May 15, 2012
idea for Aimee
bmoclair added this to bmoclair's Favorites
May 14, 2012
amyspar added this to Outdoors
May 14, 2012
Inset sandbox
hannahbelle added this to hannahbelle's ideas
May 14, 2012
Tiles in the grass
laha added this to laha's ideas
May 13, 2012
bgustke added this to exterior
May 13, 2012
sandbox, outdoor chalkboard
barbour33 added this to Landscape
May 13, 2012
sand box
anatmo added this to שביל גישה
May 13, 2012
ארגז חול
alicia1016 added this to alicia1016's ideas
May 13, 2012
cool sandbox idea
Andrea Cox added this to my ideabook
May 13, 2012
kktompkins added this to garden
May 13, 2012
checkerboard table area
alexloch added this to external front
May 13, 2012
fiametta added this to fiametta's Favorites
May 12, 2012
Sandboxes also work for those of you who are animal lovers. P.S. they're also far easier to keep clean than the garden!
rkoning added this to backyard
May 11, 2012
mzsewell added this to mzsewell's Favorites
May 11, 2012
susankennard added this to backyard
April 15, 2012
I like the idea of integrating a sandbox into the yard/landscaping like this.
sitara added this to sitara's Favorites
April 11, 2012
Bac a sable
danalum added this to danalum's ideas
April 6, 2012
Daniel And Brooklyn's Sand Box
gnjpenney added this to gnjpenney's ideas
March 3, 2012
yes a sandbox!
eveholina added this to Garden
February 26, 2012
ndebruyn added this to ndebruyn's ideas
February 20, 2012
kate4444 added this to kate4444's ideas
February 17, 2012
sunken sandbox
kristaa added this to kristaa's ideas
February 3, 2012
Love the landscaping
tpowell99 added this to landscaping
January 14, 2012
lanative13 added this to My Favorites
January 4, 2012
Sand box
Lindsay inSpain added this to Ideas for Creating Great Kids Spaces in Your Holiday Home
November 1, 2011
Great fun!
manuelabb added this to manuelabb's Favorites
October 27, 2011
Caixa de areia
gigrt added this to gigrt's Favorites
August 10, 2011
asianut added this to asianut's ideas
July 29, 2011
H&D sandbox at backyard
catgolden added this to catgolden's ideas
May 23, 2011
keliimoeanu added this to keliimoeanu's Favorites
February 8, 2011
Sandbox not ugly
joebush added this to joebush's ideas
January 15, 2011
like the sunken sandbox
beccah added this to beccah's ideas
November 10, 2010
outside space
j_agates added this to j_agates's ideas
October 7, 2010
kittykat added this to kittykat's ideas
July 11, 2010
sandbox & yard
pegentwhistle added this to pegentwhistle's ideas
June 2, 2010
jelliott1973 added this to jelliott1973's ideas
May 26, 2010
back yard
Thad Orr added this to thadorr's ideas
April 16, 2010!
genxblah added this to genxblah's ideas
June 20, 2009
beachy and cottagey
Brenda Bowen added this to kitchen favorites
March 8, 2009
back yard with sandbox-would need to be elevated
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