More Playground Equipment for the Northern Navajo Nation

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.

GEO Club Members Working on the Monument Valley Teeter Tooter

GEO Club Members Working on the Monument Valley Teeter Tooter

Completed Playground Near Monument Valley UT

Completed Playground Near Monument Valley UT

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.

Installing a Swing Set near the Becenti Chapter House in Western NM

Installing a 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.

Sprinkler-wheel Teeter Totter at St. Christopher's Mission near Bluff UT

Sprinkler-wheel Teeter Totter at St. Christopher’s Mission near Bluff UT

This makes a total of 7 swing sets and 3 teeter totters installed on the reservation.  Additionally, 3 swing sets have been repaired.

 

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2 Responses to More Playground Equipment for the Northern Navajo Nation

  1. Swing Sets says:

    Nice work BYU. Those swing sets look like a nice service project for the Navajo Nation children.

  2. I like the work that BYU does to serve other people like the installation of these swing sets.

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