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Backyard Summer Fun

Dream Play Recreation Offers Healthy, Safe Outdoor Play

Family-owned for 30 years, and located in Chesterfield, Dream Play Recreation offers safe, long-lasting, quality outdoor play equipment. Their mission is all about improving the health of children by getting them active and out of the house.

“Especially with kids being cooped up the last two years with the pandemic, it’s important to increase their physical activity and the social interaction they’ve lost over that time,” says Tim Albers, owner. “Any outdoor play is healthy for the body and the mind. Kids need to get off their devices where they’re only seeing people online. Our outdoor play equipment not only helps develop their coordination and physical skills, but also increases development by building confidence in their social abilities from playing together in their backyards.”

In addition, “pretending” stimulates the mind and increases creativity. One of Dream Play’s best-selling playsets is the Rainbow Castle swing set, where children can be the next to blast off, rocketing to the moon. Today, kids may be the ringmaster of the circus and tomorrow, they’re pirates sailing the seven seas, searching for hidden treasures.

Rainbow Play Systems offers more than 100 Castles and Clubhouses and 100-plus cedar wooden play set options and accessories from which to choose. They’re also great for unlevel yards. All their swing sets are expandable so they can be added onto as kids grow, and include a lifetime warranty.

In addition, Tim says Dream Play is well-stocked with Springfree trampolines. “These trampolines are the safest in the world because they’ve eliminated product-related injuries,” he explains.

Believing that kids deserve safe backyard play, Springfree representatives state its safety design gives parents peace of mind while kids enjoy the ultimate fun jumping experience. Springfree has removed the impact areas that cause injury by removing the need for springs, moving the frame to below the mat and removing all hard edges at the jumping surface. Springfree offers a 10-year warranty that covers every inch of the trampoline, from net to frame to mat.

Dream Play also features Goalsetter basketball goals, which are 100% Made in the U.S.A. and known as Goalrilla Goals, or “The Toughest on the Planet.”

“We will always represent the highest quality brands to be found,” adds Tim. "Since 1985, Rainbow Play Systems has offered the absolute highest quality residential play system in America. Our sets offer the sturdiest designs on the market!”

Dream Play has an interactive indoor showroom at 17373 Edison Ave. in Chesterfield, which allows customers to test play on most of the products they sell to see the size and quality first hand. As safety of the children is always a priority, the flooring is covered in 3-3/4” thick rubber. For showroom hours, visit

  • Owners Tim and Traci Albers with Son Clayton Albers

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