Updated: Jun 24, 2021

Residential Playground Swing Parts

Residential swing sets are a classic part of most playground set-ups, as it appeals to a wide range of ages.

From traditional swings to trapeze bars and rings, backyard swing sets can be much more than the old image you might conjure when you hear the term. Swing sets are the backbone of the modern residential playground, including everything from discs to teeter totters.


One of the top reasons to invest in a backyard swing set is the modular nature of its construction. Rather than buying an entire playset, swings can be put together component by component. Rather than dropping big money on heavy duty swing set kits, take the time to shop around and design the swing set of your dreams from scratch.

Here’s what you need:

  1. Swing Seat: Typically, you’re looking for a belt or bucket seat, but there are more variations hitting the market all the time. You may find you want to try a tire swing, a disc swing, or a trapeze-style swing.

  2. Connectors: This is the component that links your seat to the suspension chain and the suspension chain to the hanger. We recommend the Clevis Shackle over the typical S-hooks as it guarantees safety and long-lasting durability

  3. Chain: This is where the fun comes from. A galvanized steel chain is the safest and most cost-efficient method for long-term swing set optimization.