Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 22
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 3KidsMom nice addition to a small backyard
I have done quite a lot research before I decided on Riverview playset.
The reasons that I choose Riverview over other options are
1. It has higher 5 feet play deck, so the kids can play for years, even when they are getting taller. I am very happy after we have it installed. I can sit on the picnic table inside of the playset without ducking my head. Then I know my girls will not outgrow it because of the height.
2. our lot is less than 0.25 acre, I don't want a huge set that would eat up 1/3 of my back yard. Yet, I prefer not to sacrifice the nice features. Riverview is just the right combination. It has quite compact foot print, yet a lot to give. Especially, it has extended picnic table, 4 kids can sit together comfortably.
3. Quality. I have three kids, age from 1-4. I wish the playset can last at least for 5 years. I am pretty happy with the quality of the wood and construction. All the parts look sturdy and strong.
Finally, I would suggest hiring someone to install it, if you are not handy. It took two professional assemblers to install it in 4 hours, non-stop. They have 20 years experience in installing playsets, trampolines, pool table and etc. One guy organized the parts into small groups in the first 30 mins without reading the manual. The other guy started assembling immediately. That being said, it would take a couple weekends to install it, if you want to DIY.
My twins(will be 4 in two weeks) have spent a lot time in the backyard since the playset is installed. They go to the playset directly after they are back from preshcool and keep playing there till dinner time.
VERY happy with the purchase.
April 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigJ35 Quality product that the kids love
This is a great Gorilla playset! The kids love it. I did hire a professional to install it - two installers took roughly 8 hours to complete it. It was well worth it though, probably would have taken me two days to do it and would've ended up with extra parts! Our kids and the neighborhood kids use all the features, and have a great time with it.
October 9, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by shootern Overall a good experience!
My playset arrived unfortunately with one whole box of wrong parts. After a couple of calls to the company they shipped me the missing parts I needed and I had them in about a week. Overall the set is easy to put together but is time consuming because you must predrill a lot of holes or the wood will split. Took me about 20 hours doing it by myself but I took my time. If you dont predrill holes you can cut a lot of time off but you are going to have splits without a doubt. Directions as a whole were excellent but contained a few typo errors, no big deal. Set is very solid but I suggest leveling before you start assembling, because it is difficult afterwards.
October 31, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Carlene The BEST Play Set!
Can't say enough about the quality of this play set! My 3 y/o granddaughter is thrilled! The materials are very high quality. Perfect size for a small backyard but there's no skimping on features. Highly recommend hiring a handyman to put it up. We did and it took 2 men and 2 part time guys about 8 hrs. to get it done. When the boxes arrived, we had 3 damaged pieces. Home Depot & Gorilla were fantastic and got the replacement pieces out same day and we received within 3 days! You can't go wrong with this awesome play set!
September 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Widgy Kid Magnet
The whole experience with this product was outstanding. The freight company and driver communicated well so the product was shipped as promised. The instructions with a bill of materials were very clear and easy to follow. The quality and fit of the materials was impressive. The build time was a little slow due to the "help" of the "wee ones" but that added to the enjoyment. As the delivery driver said from his experience (he owns one of the playgrounds) that the best thing to do is get out the grill, call your neighbors and have a construction party.
As a kid magnet this playground has seen constant use since being constructed (including the construction process). Looking forward to years of neighborhood fun.
October 16, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by toddlermom LOVE IT
I have been looking for a playset for over a year - my now 2.5 year really needed a place to run off her energy. I wanted something safe and secure that i didn't have to worry about tipping over the higher she swings.
this is awesome! so secure and i don't have to worry too much about her falling off the sides because it's so enclosed. She loves it and can climb up the ladder and rock wall already by herself!
We did pay some of our handymen to put it together..it took them about a day and a half, not too bad and definitely worth it since most of the pics are 3-d with no clear instructions - this is the only set back so far.
This is a must buy!
October 18, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by babs919 Good swing set but....
Set arrived with several broken pieces and missing pieces. Contacted the company for replacements about a week ago still waiting for conformation that new pieces have shipped. Directions are not always clear. Had to contact the company about installing the rope ladder they had made a modification but failed to modify the installation directions. Also no detailed directions included for installing the dormers and chimney had to contact again. Cannot finish the set until we get the missing pieces. So in my opinion this affects the quality of the set. Set does have lots of features. Delivery of set was not easy. Set takes way more than six hours to assemble as stated in the directions. More like 20-30 hours.
April 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fishbill Great Product and value
This item arrived on time as predicted. The quality would be excellent if it wasn't for a couple of bad
cedar roofing boards. This were replaced by Gorilla in 5 days which I thought was a quick
turnaround. I also had a roof support board that was not cut right but managed to use it. I would recommend Gorilla Play sets sold by Home Depot. A good value.
June 17, 2014