Building a compact play structure in the backyard
We have a modest backyard with very active little kids (preschool and kindergarten age). I could take them to the park but sometimes I just want to let them play in the backyard while I do laundry or dishes or enjoy a cup of coffee. Right now, they jupm on the bed, create obstable course with pillows and destroy the house every day! I would like to create an environment where they do that shenanigans in the backyard.
We looked at the play sets at Home Depot, Costco, etc. These sets must be designed and marketed for people who have TX size backyards. Our yard is pretty decent size for this area but isn't big enough for any of the sets (even the ones that are marketed as "compact") that they sell at these outfits. The shape of the yard is such that I could chop up those sets in half and use just the play house / tree house / fort part on one end of the yard and build 2 posts for 1 swing on another part of the yard or install swings under the eaves.
Basically, my kids are begging for some sort of climbing and swinging options in the yard. Our yard is too small for a trampoline. We could put a trampoline but won't be able to fit anything else and we do like to grill and eat outside.
Is this the kind of thing that I speak to a landscape designer about? Who do I talk to? Handyman? Carpenter? Is this the kind of thing that will cost several thousand dollars?
Maybe I'm dreaming the unattainable. We are not handy and have no idea how to even start researching options.