Lee’s Summit family takes swing set case to court

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A family who has been fighting for their swing set since last spring appeared in court Friday.

The Stout family has been fighting against their neighborhood homeowner's association who says they did not approve the structure or the color.

The family moved to the Raintree Lake neighborhood in Lee's Summit almost ten years ago.

Last April they purchased the swing set and painted it a deep purple stain.

According to the homeowner's association's website children's play equipment can be any color as long as it's harmonious with other colors in the community and nature.

The Stouts say many trees in the community turn purple each year so they don't see a problem with the color their daughters chose to paint the swing set. But the HOA wants the swing set removed and says the swing set wasn't properly approved.