Any ideas to Repurpose a sandbox?

by Cqr24198470
I have a childs swingset with fort, a sandbox under the fort part. I no longer need the sandbox but was not going to remove the swingset and fort. Any ideas on what to put in the sandbox part? I considered just filling with dirt and planting flowers but wondered what others have done.

  8 answers
  • Carol Marszalek Carol Marszalek on May 13, 2018

    if you add one more board up, you can make a raised garden.

  • Diane Franklin Doletzky Diane Franklin Doletzky on May 14, 2018

    Or, simply cover the open box with pallet wood that is cut to fit.

  • Charlotte Charlotte on May 14, 2018

    Making a lid for the Sandbox is a great idea. You can use it to store for outdoor storage for outdoor kids toys or seasonal gardening stuff. If you have kids that still use the fort, don't use it to sore anything that might be a danger to them.

  • Joan Stanley Joan Stanley on May 15, 2018

    If its solid, stand it on end facing the garage or house and use it to store lawn tools in. You can screw sections of PVC to support the handles of shovels and rakes. Some rubber trim along the edges will keep water out.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Mar 04, 2023

    Put divider sections in it after youo remove the sand, fill each with dirt and plant herbs.

  • Mogie Mogie on Mar 04, 2023

    If you have chickens this would make an excellent dusting box for them.

    Just add some ashes from a wood stove or fire pit and sprinkle liberally with DE to make a dusting box that will help you chickens get rid of lice.

  • If children are still using the other parts it might be fun to give them their own gardening space in the sandbox area. They could make their own markers and plant seeds.

  • Mogie Mogie on Apr 13, 2023

    The neighborhood cats would love it if you made them a community litter box!