I wanted to make a quick post about an article I read some time ago in This Old House Magazine. It is available online and it is one of the best articles I have seen about creating a great outdoor play area that is appropriate for all ages. The design is excellent but the article also (helpfully) goes into great detail about the construction.
From the Article:
Working from a design by landscape architect Elliott Brundage, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook took one backyard, overgrown with bittersweet and poison ivy, and turned it into a sports lovers’ heaven, squeezing in a croquet lawn, a horseshoe pit, and a bocce court.
If you are planning anything like this, it is worth checking into.