Rated 4.8 out of 5Â by 22
Rated 5 out of 5Â 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 out of 5Â 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 out of 5Â 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 out of 5Â 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 out of 5Â 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