Sheds and Play Equipment

Sheds and Play Houses

Sheds and play houses should have a simple design and should be located in rear yards.

  • Architectural style for the shed should be compatible with the architectural details of the house.
  • The Architectural Review Committee may require additional landscaping to screen or visually soften the shed.
  • Prefabricated metal storage buildings are prohibited.

Play Equipment

Equipment constructed from natural materials is encouraged. Tree houses are generally discouraged because of their visibility from neighboring property.

  • Play houses and play equipment must be placed in the rear yards and must be in scale with the size of the yard and existing buildings.
  • Generally, the play house must be painted to blend with the natural open space or with the colors of the house if the house is located nearby.
  • Play houses, as well as play equipment, should be screened by natural vegetation or additional landscaping so as to not impose on neighboring properties.
  • Storage of play equipment should be in the home, garage, storage building or backyard and not at the side of the house.
  • Permanent recreational ramps or jumps are specifically prohibited.