It All Started...


David Engert started The Great Outdoor Toy Company sitting under an umbrella at a plastic table. Through perserverience, confidence, and a little silliness, the business has grown, expanded and thrived.  Always run with the pride, friendliness and determination that has made The Great Outdoor Toy Company the #1 trusted name in outdoor toys in the area for almost a quarter of a century.

My Mom


There are many folks you learn from growing up, for me, first and foremost, that person was my Mom.  She was a single mom and raised two boys while working full time. Even though things were often tough, she somehow was never negative. She taught me that you can do anything you want in life.

To this day, I keep her lessons close at heart and keep a positive outlook as I help make life more fun for everyone by following my dreams and building backyard adventures for my customers.

– David Engert, Owner

Batteries


Batteries not included...or required!  Our backyard playsets, trampolines and basketball hoops run on 100% kid power, and only require that you "plug-in" your imagination to start having some fun!

Come and play


We have every size set for every size yard all set up and open for your enjoyment. So, please come down to our "backyard showroom" and play! You will see – through your children's eyes – the endless backyard adventures that await.

Families


We have had the pleasure of working with countless wonderful families over the years. Because we build the most fun, highest quality swingsets and trampolines in the industry, we know that we have helped make their lives happier by bringing joy and adventure of a Great Outdoor Toy Company product to their backyards.

30 Years


For three decades, David Engert, our owner has been working in the outdoor toy industry. He knows the business inside and out, and has been around while other similar businesses have come and gone. You can trust that he's got the knowledge, know-how and experience you require.

Business is Business


You know that old saying “Business is Business?” Well, that is wrong. John McKiernan, owner of Millers Toy Store, taught me many things when I was just starting out. Among them, that “Business is Personal.” This is why we treat our customers like neighbors and friends – because they are.

– David Engert, Owner

Growing Up


Growing up, I always liked building models.  In fact, building anything was a joy. I remember in school when asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would always say architect/business owner. 

Although I am still a kid at heart, I did "grow up" to be a business owner.

And each and every day I get joy and pride out of building the ultimate backyard playgrounds for my customers and their children.

– David Engert, Owner

Made in America

Our swingsets are made in America from American Redwood – the highest quality wood used in the swingset industry.

No chemicals. No Chinese wood.

Questions & Catalog Requests






From Our Family to Yours

We have every size set for every size yard all set up and open for your enjoyment. So, please come down to our "backyard showroom" and play! You will see – through your children's eyes – the endless backyard adventures that await.

The Great Outdoor Toy Company

9 Kings Highway North, Westport, CT

(203) 222-3818

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