I struggled with getting this for my kids as it I was worried it would take up so much space and it would destroy my grass. I am so glad I broke down and got it. My kids love it and use it everyday during the summer months. I have a decent sized back yard and I have it sitting off in a corner of the yard and it fits perfectly there. I like that it has the safety enclosure so that no one can fall out while jumping around in there. My little 3 year old loves playing in this trampoline and I no longer worry as much about him getting hurt. My bigger children are into the aerobatics and the flips they can do because they have the height. It is so much fun to see them jumping around and having fun in the trampoline. One thing I would warn people about is never leave it out in the colder months because doing o will destroy the netting on it, not to mention it makes it very difficult to loosen the bolts that hold it together. If you take care of it, it will last you a long time.