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We are planning a play area for our yard, and I had some questions for those of you who have swingsets/ play structures/ play houses. I have looked at many brands, but I think that I have decided to design my own, and my father-in-law has offered to build it for me. I guess my main question is--- do your kids play on them??? If so, which parts do they use? There are many play structures where I live, but I never see any kids on them. I was thinking of designing a structure that encourages creative play rather than all that climby stuff (we have a playground in our neighborhood, and are expecting another one soon). What do you think would be included in the ultimate play structure if you could make one up? I was thinking of a shelter that the kid could hang out in, with options for things like a stage, a puppet theater, sand table or box, etc. Maybe incorporate a swing...what am I missing? Do kids really use the slides, climbing walls, etc.??