This Fall (2014), swing sets and other playground equipment were installed in the northern and eastern Navajo Nation. The first installation was accomplished by volunteers from the BYU Global Engineering Outreach Club. They added a 2-seat swing set and a double teeter totter to an existing playground near the Living Water Tabernacle (located adjacent to Monument Valley UT). The parts for the swing were provided by Navajo Santa (a SLC-based NGO) and Bureau of Reclamation volunteers.
Earlier in the Fall, Reclamation volunteers made repairs to swing sets at a playground in Halchita, a Navajo community located just across the San Juan River from Mexican Hat UT. They also installed a 4-seat swing set near the Becenti Chapter House in western NM.
In December, Reclamation volunteers added a uniquely designed teeter totter adjacent to an existing swing set at St. Christopher’s Mission, located just east of Bluff UT. The teeter totter was made using irrigation sprinkler wheels.
This makes a total of 7 swing sets and 3 teeter totters installed on the reservation. Additionally, 3 swing sets have been repaired.