The day that I picked this up at the dump I was super excited.

It’s a large culvert pipe – or – an amazing playground tunnel 🙂

I found a spot for it in our ‘Enchanted Forest’

and started to pack forest depris all around it.  I also added old tires, large rocks and logs.


Once I had it well built up, we had a load of topsoil delivered and put the kids to work 😜


This part took a long time.

Once we had covered the entire area, I put down grass seed and planted a few plants.

I also spray painted the opening and added signs.

I placed a yoga mat inside, for traction and keep little knees from getting sore.




Hopefully the grass starts to grow soon – so that the kids will be able to climb up and over!


I’d love to see photos of your playground tunnels too!

Share a link in the comment section! 🙂

12 thoughts

  1. You make me want to take a trip to the dump. What wonderful ideas. I can’t wait to get the backhoe back later this fall. I was just looking for an excuse to make another hill for the kids or maybe it was just so I could play on the backhoe. Haha.

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  2. Wow, what a creative use of a culvert pipe! It makes the perfect little tunnel for kids to play around in. It also seems very sturdy, so you don’t have to worry about the topsoil being too heavy for it. You lucked out by finding this at a dump. I wonder where I can purchase a new pipe like this.

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    1. It is very sturdy, for sure. 🙂
      Call around to some local construction companies and ask maybe? Check Kijiji as well. You can try visiting the dump and asking them to hold onto it if one comes in – you may need to sweeten the deal with a few cups of coffee now and then 😉

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