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What is Freestanding Playground Equipment?

Freestanding playground equipment refers to stand-alone play structures that add lots of fun to smaller playgrounds at a minimal cost.

Commercial Slides, Swings, Seesaws and Springers – the four S’s - are all examples of classic and traditional freestanding playground equipment. They can stand alone or combined together they become a playground. No playground is truly complete without at least one.

Today’s playgrounds are spectacular, with creative themes and plenty of variety, and the standalone playground equipment gets the party swinging and rocking. We offer freestanding commercial playground equipment for every age group. Toddler stations, sensory play panels and playhouses are suitable for smaller children, while carousels, cableways and spinners will thrill tweens and teenagers.

Browse the many options below and discover the endless possibilities! 

Our most popular freestanding play equipment

Swing, 8 ft H, 1 Rope Seat


Swing, 8 ft H, 1 Rope Seat

2 - 12 Years

495 ft2

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Spinners & Carousels

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Sand & Water Play

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Playhouses & Themed Play

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Toddler Equipment

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Toddler Stations

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Themed Play

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Play Panels

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Balancing and Climbing

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Twisting Nets

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Meeting Points & Accessories

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Why Choose Freestanding Playground Equipment?

Freestanding playground equipment lets you bring a unique flavor to smaller play spaces or freshen up a public playground area with minimal cost! These stand-alone structures offer great flexibility and versatility to a playground layout. Our commercial stand-alone playground equipment complies with industry safety standards. They will bring children loads of fun for years to come, as longevity and durability are key factors in design, along with inclusivity and accessibility.

Classic Playground Equipment You Know and Love

The iconic Crazy Hen springer started a revolution that hasn’t stopped. For the last 50 years, KOMPAN has been at the forefront of playground design, with design teams and behavioral researchers continuing to raise the bar by exploring and understanding the joy and benefits playgrounds bring. Here are some of our most popular freestanding playground equipment.

Spinners and Carousels

Children need the dizzying input that comes from spinning. These important movement experiences help the child’s nervous system mature. And the best part? Children don't see it as work, they simply love spinning!

Classic Swings

Of all play activities, swinging is an all-time favorite. Children love to swing, whether its a quiet moment alone or a wild play activity with friends.


No matter their age, children love a good slide! It's often the first activity they run to at the playground. KOMPAN’s stand-alone slide can offer additional play activities, like a perfect spot for hide-and-seek.


Seesaws bring a social dimension to the joy of rocking and give children opportunities to develop their social skills.

Spring Riders

The best thing about spring rockers is using your own body weight to generate the rocking movement!

How to Choose the Right Freestanding Playground Equipment?

Choosing the right items from our vast range of freestanding playground equipment depends on the purpose of your playground. It also depends on the size and shape of the designated playground area. Once you've defined your purpose, consider the age group and abilities of the users, as these are key elements to consider when choosing playground equipment. To learn more about playground planning, visit our Site Planning and Resource tools page.

Without the consideration of safety regulations compliant with industry standards, there would not be any commercial playgrounds out there. All KOMPAN products adhere to local industry standards.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is freestanding playground equipment?

Freestanding playground equipment refers to commercial playground structures based on timeless designs that have been popular for many decades. Swings, slides, seesaws, and play panels are all considered stand-alone playground equipment.

2. What materials are used to make freestanding playground equipment?

Freestanding playground equipment can be made from various materials, including composite, metal, or wood. KOMPAN springs are made of high-quality steel with anti-pinch fittings for maximum safety.

3. Can freestanding equipment be customized?

KOMPAN offers many customization options for our freestanding playground equipment, such as custom colors and modifications to the shapes and sizes. Customizations aside, all playground equipment must adhere to the local safety standards and regulations.

4. How long does it take to install traditional playground equipment?

Naturally, the installation time varies based on the playground's complexity, the playground area's size, who is doing the installation, etc. Typically, several days to a week and, for larger projects, a longer timeframe, can be expected. The whole process, from concept to an installed final product, is divided into three stages, each taking roughly a month. Learn more on our playground installation page.

5. How do I maintain the freestanding playground equipment once installed?

Regular maintenance is important for the safety and longevity of freestanding playground equipment. This includes regular inspections, cleaning, and repairs as needed. Requirements for inspections vary locally, but we recommend at least one inspection every year. A warranty covers KOMPAN’s playgrounds, and it includes any necessary spare parts.

6. How long does freestanding play equipment last?

The lifespan of stand-alone playground equipment can vary depending on the materials' quality and the maintenance level. That's why it's important to use commercial-grade materials for schools, communities, parks and public projects. At KOMPAN, we pride ourselves in ensuring our high-quality playground equipment will last for several decades with proper care. This is also reflected in our industry-leading warranties. To learn more, please visit our warranties page here.

7. What safety standards are in place for the playground equipment?

Playground equipment must comply with safety standards. These are set by organizations such as TÜV, ASTM, or IPEMA. Our playground equipment has passed multiple tests and quality standards - but following local regulations and laws is required. For specific questions, we typically recommend contacting one of our consultants available in your area who can help you with every step along the way.

8. How do I determine the best playground layout?

For freestanding playground equipment, it's important to consider factors such as the size and shape of the playground area, the age and abilities of your users, and types of equipment you want to include, etc. It's also important to follow any safety guidelines and regulations for playgrounds. A consultant would be a great resource to guide you through the process. KOMPAN offers a custom playground design service. Learn more about the steps from start to finish in our playground planning guide.