Last week, a friend and I (with the help of locals) installed and repaired swing sets in the northern Navajo Nation.
On Monday, we assembled and installed a 4-seat, double-wide swing set at a small park located adjacent to the Cove Chapter House (30 miles WSW of Shiprock, just over the NM/AZ border in Arizona). The heavy work was done by 3 Navajo young adults. The Cove area is fairly isolated, located at the end of a paved road. But it has beautiful scenery, with an impressive arch situated on the western horizon.
On Tuesday, we did repair work on a Church of Christ preschool in the oil town of Montezuma Creek, Utah. The swing sets were well constructed from steel pipe salvaged from the oil industry. But there had been serious wear in the eye-bolt, swing-seat hangers. So we replaced several eye-bolts, and added some chain and seats that were missing. In the future, the preschool staff would like 2 picnic tables and some monkey bars.
On Wednesday, we repaired a swing set located in the Westwater Navajo development, located adjacent to the town of Blanding, UT. The original swing set had eye-bolts for swing seat hangers. We replaced these with commercial swing hangers (with pendulums).