Installing Playgrounds around Sacred Valley, Peru

During the last 2 weeks in October, the Cardenas-Torres family and a friend, my grandson and I installed playground equipment at 5 separate locations in the Calca/Urubamba area of Sacred Valley, Peru.

The first was at a primary school in Urco, just outside of Calca.  There we installed a climbing tower, teeter totter, and monkey bars.  The C-T family had already a swing set at the school.

Playground Equipment Installed at Urco

Playground Equipment Installed at Urco

Installation of a Metal Teeter Totter at Urco

Installation of a Metal Teeter Totter at Urco

The same equipment was installed at the Rayampata primary school, located just above Calca.  Again the swing set had been installed before we arrived.

Playground Equipment Installed at Rayampata School

Playground Equipment Installed at Rayampata School

The third location was a primary school at Socma, located in the mountains above Urubamba.  At this location, we installed a swing set, teeter totter, and monkey rings.

Installing Teeter Totter at Socma

Installing Teeter Totter at Socma

Monkey Rings Being Tested by Students at Socma

Monkey Rings Being Tested by Students at Socma

The next 2 school are located in the village of Unuraqay, located well above Calca.  At the preschool, there was existing wooden playground equipment, much of it in bad repair.  The swing sets, teeter totter, and monkey bars were beyond repair.  The slide, climbing wall, and twin towers are worth repairing.  We replaced the swing set and teeter totter with metal equipment.  We also did some preventative maintenance on the bridge between the twin towers.

Existing Wooden Twin Towers at Unuraqay

Existing Wooden Twin Towers at Unuraqay

Playground Equipment Installed at the Unuraqay preschool

Playground Equipment Installed at the Unuraqay Preschool

At the primary school, we installed a climbing tower, swing set, and monkey bars.

Playground Equipment Installed at the Unuraqay Primary School

Playground Equipment Installed at the Unuraqay Primary School

One of the enjoyable parts of installing the playground equipment was the help we received from the teachers, students, and villagers.  They also entertained and fed us.

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