Backyard Discovery Skyfort II Swing Set

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Description & Features+

This iconic outdoor play set will be the kids' favorite, with its raised clubhouse play fort, wooden roof, gabled entry way and balcony. From the crow's nest, they’ll cast a keen eye to the horizon, then race to the monkey bars and swing set on its three-position swing beam that includes the all new 2-person glider. A solid rock wall and standard ladder will give them healthy climbing fun while the new 10' wave slide will zoom them down to start all over again!
Large Clubhouse, Great Look Out Balcony, Deluxe Upper Cabin area measures 59" x 50", Separate Porch and Sun Deck add Additional Play Areas, Ladders, New 10 ft. Wave Slide, Monkey Bars, Rock Climbing Wall, Multiple Swings, Newly Improved Two Person Glider, Covered Picnic Table and Bench on Lower Deck, Also Features a Sand Box Area.


Assembled Height
146 in
Assembled Length
271 in
Assembled Weight
215 lb
Assembled Width
200 in
Assembly required
Assembly required
Cedar Wood
Outdoor play product type
Play sets
Play centre/swing set/accessory product type
Play sets
Age 5-8
Backyard Discovery
Product Identifiers
Walmart Item #

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Ratings & Reviews+

Backyard Discovery Skyfort II Swing Set is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 648.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Set! Great value at a great price! I searched and searched and searched for the perfect play set for our 2-year-old daughters birthday. I looked at a wide variety of brands, and styles. After comparing the features of the Skyfort II to the features of various other brands at the same price level, it was clear this set gave us the biggest bang for our buck! The set took about 26 hours of my time, and about 18 hours of my dad's. We mostly worked on it after we both got home from work during the week. We did spend about 8 hours on Sunday together working on it. The set is solid, shipping is quick, and assembly is... well assembly is not as easy as opening a banana. It takes time, it takes patience, and it takes a keen set of skills to ensure you have everything in its place. Here are my tips: 1.) Open each box separately. Inventory each piece as you take it out of the box against the packing list in each box. Be advised that the packing list in the most updated piece of information, versus the online manual or manual that comes with it. 2.) LABEL EACH BOARD WITH MASKING TAPE AND WRITE THE LETTER/# ON THE MASKING TAPE!! Yes, the wood is labeled. Is it super tiny and sometimes difficult to read, yes! By putting masking tape on the wood with larger letters/numbers, you will be able to see the boards easier when assembling. Furthermore, I suggest taping together like boards, i.e. M25 may have two boards, so tape them together. Put all the boards in alpha/numeric order. 3.) Go through the book, and group all the hardware (nuts, bolts, screws, lug screws, washers, "L" brackets, etc) together per each step. I suggest either putting them in ziplock baggies, or Tupperware. Just be sure to label each bag/container with what step is in that container. I promise you, it will take you a long while to do the above step and this one, but can assure you that in the long run, you will save massive amounts of time and stress! 4.) PAY VERY VERY VERY VERY CLOSE ATTENTION TO WHICH WAY A BOARD IS TO BE LAID OUT! There are a ton of pilot holes, and it is crucial to the structural integrity and ease of putting the set together. I strongly encourage that you always look a step or two ahead to ensure you have put a board in the correct position. Always assume that certain holes, go a certain way. 5.) Have at least two batteries if you are using a 12v cordless drill. Having two drills can be beneficial as well. 6.) It seems weird building all the attachments at the start. Trust me, it is so nice once you have the fort together to just be able to attach the slide, ladder, rock wall, etc. 7.) When using T-Nut "BG", always hand start the bolt into the T-Nut. This will help in not having you push the T-Nut all the way through and ruin the T-Nut. Just get the bold started into the T-Nut and then use your power drill, being sure to go slowly. 8.) We built the entire crow's nest, and then attached it. Was it heavier to lift? You bet, but a lot easier and safer than trying to attach pieces to the crows nest 9 foot off the ground! 9.) I leveled the ground that the fort was to be placed on, and put 7 19"x19" pavers perfectly level on the ground. I had the pavers so it created a "U" with the open part facing the front. The dimensions were 61" wide, by 81" deep. It ensures you have a level surface to build the fort and be able to square everything off of your main fort. 10.) Speaking of squaring, SQUARE AND LEVEL EACH AND EVERY PIECE YOU ATTACH. It is very frustrating if you just guess on some pieces, and then end up having to loosen them to square it up each time. 11.) Have some short 1x4 pieces handy. Then read the manual and find out what gap distances you will need. Create gap measure pieces out of a random 1x4, 2x4, etc. It is much easier than trying to use a tape measure or something else. The amounts are random (2 - 11/16" for example). 12.) When putting the screws into the slide all along the side, be sure to go exactly straight so you don't have a rogue screw go through the slide. 13.) I had my dad help me for about 80% of the project. There were two nights he did not help. While I assume one person could get the entire set done, it is SO MUCH EASIER when you have two people. 14.) Don't throw out the French and Spanish versions of the manuals. You can use them to help you look a step or two ahead for pictures. 15.) Ignore that a PFH 2" screw is labeled as a "CK" for example. Just worry about the style and sizes. Don't waste your time labeling the hardware like you did the wood. I seriously recommend doing each step into one bag, etc. 16.) Have fun putting it together. It is a great time to bond with whomever you are building it with! Once it is completed, you will love it, and your child(ren) will too!
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from boards are peeling A couple of boards are peeling terribly which I would never expect for the price of it
Date published: 2016-09-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible quality and very cheaply made The set is beautiful but the quality is terrible. We got this swingset after reading extensive reviews recommending this as one of the best on the market. I studied reviews for weeks before committing and reviews indicated that this product was top notch. The other set we looked at was a gorilla and we chose this one because of the reviews. Because the set has so many pieces and they are not organized at all between the multiple boxes (6-7) we ended up paying someone $700 to install it. Many of the boards are split down the middle from instillation and any time my husband (who is not a large man at all) gets on the set to help our 2 year old the set creaks and boards split. The wood throughout the play set is only about half an inch thick compared to at least an inch on the gorilla set and the slide is a cheap peice of fiberglass compared to the thick plastic on the gorilla. An adult cannot assist a small child down this slide. There a pieces of the wood that are peeling right up and stress cracks throughout including many loadbearing beams. If we didn't spend so much to get it installed we would have tried to return it immediately. I have multiple friends who have recently committed to a gorilla playset and these appear to be much more sturdy and well made. After having the set up less than 2 months, we certainly plan to leave the set behind if we move or switch this out in the future with a better set which is a shame after spending over $2000 for the swing set plus instillation.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than expected play structure, kids love it. This is a beautiful and very large play structure. The wood is clear white cedar stained a nice red cedar colour. Every price was perfectly cut and drilled and everything aligned correctly as described in the giant instruction book. The wood is super dry, and white cedar is a VERY soft and light weight wood so I was a bit concerned about how solid everything would be. Once fully put together (about 20-25 man hours over the course of 3 days) it is shockingly solid and stable. Some of the peices seem a bit slender and flimsy but, so far everything has stood up to the 2 kids and it is designed for small children after all. A beautiful play set at a very fair price.
Date published: 2015-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from skyfort in time for the 4th I chose this swing + set because of many reasons but some of the most important to me were the reviews from others that were very helpful, price/without added shipping, many extras that a 7-8 year old wants and just that I loved the look with the bay windows and lookout tower. Do sort the pieces and bag the hardware for each step. I had all the pieces with ours and it took two days 8 hours each to put together.
Date published: 2012-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from back yard "Park" Several hours are needed to inventory and separate parts if you are doing this by yourself. Some instructions are a little vague. My son and I worked together on the construction when he was off work and a neighbor helped one afternoon also. I believe we put in about 40 hours. All of the pieces were shipped but we ended up going to the hardware store for approximately a half dozen bolts. It is quite easy to use the wrong screw or wrong bolt so I wouldn't say they weren't all shipped. My grandchildren love it. My grandaughter refers to it as her "Park". It looks great and we are happy with it.
Date published: 2009-04-28
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