Make sure you have a good place to set a trampoline up before you buy one. Using a trampoline in an unsuitable area can lead to injury and damage the trampoline.

  • Ground:Trampolines must sit on level ground, since placing a trampoline on an uneven surface may result in it tipping over. Using a trampoline on a hard surface such as concrete will stress its frame, so soft ground such as a grassy area is preferable.


  • Clearance:A clearance space of at least 24 feet above a trampoline is necessary. In addition, there should be a clearance of at least 6 feet on all sides of the trampoline. The trampoline should be a minimum of 6 feet from objects such as buildings, fences, electrical lines, swimming pools, and tree branches. The area below a trampoline should be clear. Do not place any object underneath the trampoline.


  • Lighting: Trampolines should always be used in a well-lit area so that both jumpers and those supervising them can see clearly