Here is a plan for making octagon climber playground equipment, a perfect play structure for young children to have fun and play together.

The playground climber consists of eight different climbers, each of which offers a different type of climbing to the child. Similarly, you can create a climber with more or fewer climbers, or you can design different types of climber structure. You can arrange all eight climbers in the shape of an octagon (as given in the plan), or group them on the playground in other ways: in a row/square, in twos, etc.


Octagon climber plan
Project type
Project difficulty
Skill level
for DIY enthusiasts
for intermediate experienced metalworker
Level of workshop equipment
Hobby - Hand tools and power tools
Welding machine

D 4.42m (174'') x H 2.29m (90.16'')


Exploded view and parts list
Octagon climber - Parts list
Assembly drawing
Octagon climber - Assembly drawing

If you think your own idea is not good enough, there is always a large number of images of playground equipment on the Internet to help you. Choose some structure that seems to provide an interesting way of climbing, and feel free to apply it to your project. Eventually, your kids will be happy! 

All parts are made of metal pipes that are welded together. The building of this climber is not recommended to amateurs, because it takes a lot of time, requires experience and lots of material. It is preferable to install the climber in a shady place, using an in-ground mount system. When installing, make sure there is a soft surface beneath the climber (soil and grass, at least). If you let small children play, you had better keep an eye on them; as to the bigger ones, do not forget to warn them to be particularly cautious when being on the playground. However, try not to be overly protective and avoid becoming a spoilsport! Accidents can always happen on any playground, but sometimes spoiling others’ pleasure can be equally bad.  


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Submitted by Ceh Jan