Today, we’re reviewing the Congo Monkey Playsystem with Swing Beam. There’s really nothing that this swing set doesn’t provide for your children, which is why it’s likely called a playsystem. It has the ability to be used as a fort for your adventurous child, or your little one can enjoy the climbing and jumping available with the fireman’s pole, rock wall, and swing beam.
Pros of the Congo Monkey Play Set
- Fort structure
- Rock wall
- 3-position swing beam
- Wonder wave slide
- Fireman’s pole
- Sand box
Cons of the Play Set
- Curbside delivery only
First Impressions of the Congo Monkey Playsystem with Swing Beam
The first thing we notice about the play set is the fact that it has so many features. Between the built-in fort, rock wall, wave slide and sand box, it’s an entire playground in one structure.
The next thing we notice about the play set is the construction. You don’t have to worry about sanding and staining the play structure each year. This is such a bonus because you don’t want to spend tons of time maintaining the structure between seasons. Each piece or plank is made with a material that is structurally durable and able to stand against the elements.
Lastly, we love that the play set has a solid wood core with materials like a polymer coating, UV protectant, and non-toxic preservative to keep the play set in great shape for years.
Construction and Materials of the Congo Monkey Play Set
As mentioned previously, the play set is constructed using a solid wood core. If you had this play set with the solid core alone, you’d be more than satisfied with the construction and sturdiness. This company doesn’t stop at providing a solid wood base. They treat the wood with a borate wood preservative to ensure that the structure remains sound.
On top of the wood, there’s a polymer coating and UV protective agent to ensure that there won’t be any splintering, warping, or breakage. The construction of the play set is so sturdy that the manufacturer doesn’t really provide a weight limit for the set. Almost anyone can use this play set even if adults want to play on it with their children.
Assembly and Tools
This play set is incredibly sturdy, but that sturdiness comes with some drawbacks. It’s a heavy play set that requires a few people to assemble it. You’ll need someone to bring it from the truck into the backyard for assembly. You’ll need a drill and electric screwdriver at the very least. The lumber is ready to assemble, and has been pre-drilled and pre-cut, so you don’t have to worry about constructing the play set.
It’ll take some time to put this play set together even if you have some strong hands to help with the assembly. You’ll want to ensure that the people helping can really put this play set together. It’s only as strong as the assembly of the parts.
Measurements for the Play Set
When you’re considering this purchase, you’ll want to make sure you have enough space in the backyard for the structure. It’s a large piece that requires a ton of room in the yard. Along with the length and width of the structure itself, you’ll want to make allowances for kids jumping and swinging on the play set. You don’t want them to fall into anything else and get injured.
The minimum width of the structure is 28 feet while the length is 30 feet as far as a safe distance around the play set. The footprint of the set is 14 feet by 16 feet. You’ll want to give the children as much room to run, play, and swing as possible. If you don’t have at least 28 by 30 feet of space in the backyard, this might not be the right structure for you.
Details We Adore
The rock wall is incredible. There aren’t many structures that have their own rock wall for climbing. We really love the fact that the rock wall leads to a fort. It has a cover for when the kids want to play outside away from adults but the weather might not be fantastic. You could even provide more protection for the kids who want to turn the space into a real fort with walls for decorating. It’ll keep you from having to build them a tree house since it’ll be for kids only.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the shipping weight and dimensions of the play set?
It measures 202 x 175.2 x 127.2 inches. It weighs 1,100 pounds. You’ll definitely need some help getting it from the truck to the backyard.
Can the slide be moved?
The slide can be rearranged to be placed at the end of the play set. You’ll need to do this while assembling.
This Congo Monkey Playsystem with Swing Beam is a large structure that will give your child and his or her friends a place to play outdoors for hours at a time. There’s a fort, swing, climbing wall, and sand box. It’s an entire playground in one play structure!