When you purchase Rainbow Play outdoor swing sets, you are making an environmentally responsible choice. We are proud to use America’s greatest renewable resource and continue the cycle of life.
Here are 3 ways Rainbow is green:
Discarded wood material is used in production at Rainbow, or recycled.
For every tree harvested, five new trees are planted in its place.
Our wood material suppliers must adhere to one of two major forest initiatives.
The two major forest initiatives are:
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) which calls for third-party inspections of forestlands for sustainability and habitat use.
Mill certification which identifies timber that has been approved to be harvested under an agreement reached in cooperation with scientists, environmental groups and foresters so as not to harm watersheds or wildlife habitats, erode the soil or over harvest an area.
At Rainbow’s factory, which is the largest playground factory in the world, we do not discard any scraps carelessly. All “waste” or discarded wood material is used in production at Rainbow, or is recycled in some manner. While, the larger pieces are milled and reused, the smaller pieces are sent through the chipper to make landscape mulch. The sawdust that is produced during production is shipped into Minnesota where it is used for poultry bedding. Once the bedding has been discarded it returns back into the soil when it is used as fertilizer.
* Did you know that Cedar and Redwood absorbs and traps carbon dioxide keeping it out of our atmosphere for the lifetime of the product?!
Go Green with Rainbow Play!
Rainbow Play Systems Inc.
Rainbow Play Systems has grown from a small custom job shop in Minnesota to a high-tech swing set manufacturing facility. Today, there are more than One Million Rainbow Play Systems swing sets in backyards across the world. While the scale of our swing set operation has changed over the past years, our focus remains paramount – creating the safest, most durable and highest quality swings sets available in America.
A Privately Owned Company Established in 1985
For the Active Climber; has more outside play areas such as: 360° Tire swing, Jacob’s rope ladder, Step/Rung ladder or Step/Chain ladder.
Your time is valuable! Let us sport the tool belt and power tools! If you are a building wiz, no problem, but if not, have no fear…Rainbow Play Systems is here. Our specially trained installers are ready and waiting to build your family’s dream swing set.
We choose only the finest materials for our swing sets. Our Deluxe Series feature:
100% Solid Premium Cedar, commercial-grade hardware, dual-bolt construction, heavy-gauge dipped safety chains, angled safety ladders, one-inch thick rope and interlocking notched-beam construction. Our massive solid-beam structures are held in place with recessed hardware and safety caps, and all our play surfaces are fastener-free. Our swing sets are adult friendly so mom and dad can enjoy them too. They are built by Rainbow in the USA and are built to last a Lifetime. Rainbow Play Systems is a member of ASTM and IPEMA, safety is their #1 priority.
Cedar or Redwood
Most families only purchase one play set for their backyard so choosing the right play set made to last for many years is important. For many years premium play set manufacturers all used redwood because it is superior in durability, beauty, strength, and resistant to outdoor elements. With the increase in the cost of redwood, most play set manufacturers have looked for alternative woods to use in their manufacturing process. Rainbow’s new Cedar Collection offers swing sets at a more affordable price that also maintain quality.
Most outdoor products, including swing sets, are made out of softwoods such as Redwood, Cedar, and Pine. These softwoods can further be divided into 2 categories: those that are naturally decay resistant, and hence require no chemical additives to keep them from rotting, and those that are not naturally decay resistant and hence require chemical additives to keep them from rotting.
Redwood, Western Red Cedar, Alaskan Yellow Cedar and Pacific Cedar are Woods from the Cupressaceae or Cypress family and all are naturally decay resistant.
Our Value Series (Fiesta and Carnival Series) are made with 100% solid Premium Cedar.
Our Deluxe Series (Sunshine, Rainbow, Monster and King Kong Series) are made in the USA with 100% solid Premium Cedar.
Swing sets from our Cedar Deluxe Series are also available in 100% California Redwood by Special Order. For swing sets made of Redwood please contact us for pricing.
Pacific Cedar (Cunninghamia Lancelota) carries many of the same characteristics of Redwood and Cedar, being naturally bug and decay resistant. It is a close cousin to the popular western red cedar and yet its grain and texture are closer to Douglas fir. The price of Chinese Cedar is lower than many other premium lumbers due to its shorter maturity life (15-20 years) compared to Western Red Cedar and Redwood. They are native to China, Taiwan, northern Vietnam and Laos, where they may reach 50 m in height.
Redwood has been used for years in outdoor applications and is a great wood to use for play sets. The weather has very little effect on the heartwood and doesn’t require a stain or seal to hold up to the elements. It has gotten a bit more expensive in recent years, so many play set providers have looked at other woods that are similar in properties, but may be a little more cost effective.
It is an evergreen, long-lived, monoecious tree living 1,200–1,800 years or more. This species includes the tallest living trees on Earth, reaching up to 379 feet (115.5 m) in height (without the roots) and up to 29.2 feet (8.9 m) in diameter. These trees are also among the oldest living things on Earth. Because of its impressive resistance to decay, redwood was extensively used for railroad ties and trestles throughout California.
Swing Set Safety is our #1 Priority
Rainbow Play Systems is one of the trusted leaders in wooden swing sets because of our commitment to quality and safety. With Rainbow Play Systems swing sets, you can rest assured that every safety consideration has been tested, evaluated and tested again before ever reaching the finished swing set. We choose only the finest materials for our swing sets. Our Deluxe Series offers:
• Massive big-beam construction
• Interlocking notched-beam construction
• 100% Solid Premium Cedar
• Wide base design, deck height never exceeds the width of the base of the deck
• Equilateral triangle design for maximum stability
• Triple bracket system
• Dual-Bolt construction
• Sturdy A-Frame swing beam
• Adult friendly
• Thru-bolted with 1/2 inch diameter hardware
• Commercial-grade swing hangers
• Commercial-grade 360° tire swing
• Commercial-grade hardware
• Vinyl coated metal
• Heavy-gauge dipped chains
• Full 1 inch thick rope
• Angled safety ladders for easy and safe climbing
• High visibility vertical safety rails
• Fastener-free play surfaces
• Recessed hardware and safety caps
• Scoop Slides Grab-n-go bar above slide
• Steel safety handles
• Penthouse loop step
• Ladders are pre-assembled at our factory using a hydraulic press for safe construction
• Ladders are made of vinyl-coated or powder-coated steel pipes to avoid cracking and splitting
Safety & Design Specifications can be found on pages 126 to 138 of the 2017 Dream Builders Catalogue.
Modular & Expandable
• Buy age appropriate accessories and options and expand as they grow older
• Rainbow has developed components such as extended A-Frame Legs, extended Ladder Legs, extended Legs for Slides and extended Monkey Bar Support to make sure you have a safe and sturdy swing set structure to fit an unlevel play area.
Members of the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) and International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA).
Rainbow's 10-step Waterseal Process
All Rainbow’s swing set timbers undergo exclusive 10-step waterseal process.
At Rainbow Play Systems, we use only 100% Solid Premium Cedar in the construction of our safe, durable and beautiful swing sets. Each piece of wood undergoes our exclusive 10-step waterseal process to capture its intrinsic beauty and provide a protective barrier against weather and age. The result is a swing set structure with timeless beauty, superior durability and a lifetime of memories just waiting for the right family.
Both the Residential Value Series and the Residential Deluxe Series are covered by a Lifetime Warranty
Rainbow of Ontario
Rainbow of Ontario is a privately owned company Established in 1995. We have many dealer locations across Canada, showcasing our swing sets, play systems, playgrounds and other leisure products, including dealers throughout Ontario, specifically Richmond Hill, Mississauga, Hamilton, London, Woodstock, Barrie, Windsor, Ottawa, Kitchener, Aurora, Brantford, Oshawa, Kingston and Belleville. We have three locations in Quebec – Montreal, Saint-Constant and Notre-Dame-des-Prairie.
For Imaginary Play; has more enclosed play areas such as: Sandbox, Picnic Table option, Lower-level Playhouse option, Lemonade Stand option, Upper-level Cabin option.