Pretty sure we have the best of all worlds.. We have three tiny little trees in our yard... so no leaves to rake, but that also means no leaves to jump in.. UNLESS... you live right next door to a camp where there are beautiful trees with leaves that change color and fall. Then you can rake them in a pile and play and jump to your hearts content. And when you're done? Someone will come along and munch them up with a great big mower- love it!