If your Natural Playground is along roadways and parking lots, we understand that some kind of sturdy, metal fencing is usually required (most usually, it's chain link), but for heaven's sake, don't put that same, ugly, cage-like fencing inside your Natural Playground!
There are way too many other, more beautiful, more natural options. Children merely need a barrier, not a cage, so our fence is the perfect answer.
Shown here is our new and handsome-looking Baluster Fence. It meets all the ASTM/CPSC requirements but looks a whole lot nicer because it's short and not intrusive, and children can see other children and surroundings right through it so they don’t feel totally confined and isolated. The fence can accommodate small gate, which we can also provide.
We plane all our wood and sand all 4 sides of everything so that you have no worries ablout your children getting splinters. We also treat all our lumber with kid-friendly wood preservative so it will last longer!
36” high after burying (5’ long), round or octagon posts are nicely detailed on top so there are no standing surfaces, top of fence is 30" high, and each section is 48" (4 feet) long so you can easily make curves, reverse curves, s-curves, and so on.
Sufficient end and middle posts are included if you purchase more than one section!
This fence has 2 rails with balusters spaced 4.5” on center so that spaces between them meet all playground safety regulations, and the 2 posts that come with a single section are 5’ long so they can be buried in the ground in cement.
If you are in the northern part of the country where frost and freezing ground is an issue, we can provide longer posts. Just let us know.
We always recommend that posts be buried in concrete, up to 3-4’ deep anywhere in the country where the ground freezes. In other climates, 24” into the ground with concrete is fine!