Check out www.freecycle.org
Find your city, join and post a wanted ad. Its free to join, and its great to find stuff that you need. You can even post an offer of something that you no longer want or need. It's amazing what people get rid of. Good luck!
Try your local Freecycle! If you don't know where one is, go to www.freecycle.org and locate one for you. Freecycle is a great way to reuse items that someone else may not need anymore.
Ebay is where I found my replacement swings.
Log on to craigslist.com Search you area for people who are selling these items.
KMart and WalMart have a lot of great swingsets. KMart even has a really neat one this year that has a mini trampoline attached. You can probablly see it at KMart.com, and also KMart still has Lay-Away, making it a bit easier to handle large purchases.
Go to garage sales or place a wanted ad in the paper.
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I want to make play items and park or outdoor furniture for my 10 grandchildren. They are 3-16 years old. Any ideas? Rae
here's a link to a great book you might be interested in. i picked it up a while ago and the projects are fun and easy to make. you might like it or at least get some idea. good luck! www.tirecrafting.com/