Category Archives: Navajoland

Rebuilding the Navajo Playground in Aneth UT

Years ago, the Aneth Chapter of the Navajo Nation had a playground just north of their Chapterhouse.  The Aneth Chapter is located in the southeastern corner of Utah in the 4-Corners region. The original playground had fallen into serious disrepair. … Continue reading

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Two Important Elements of Utah Culture

On Sundays, I like to eat at the “El Mexsal” restaurant in Provo.  It is a great place to eat.  The food is inexpensive and tasty, and the service is friendly.  I like Sundays, because the customers are mostly Hispanics … Continue reading

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Types of Playground Equipment that We Install Around the World

We install a variety of playground equipment.  Our most popular item is a swing set. This same general modular model can be used to construct larger swing sets. Instead of seats, a old tire can be used. We also install … Continue reading

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Quick Survey of Designer Benches

I’m very interested in the design of developing-country playground equipment.  And an important fixture of any outdoor playground is its benches.  Its a location where kids can observe and rest.  Benches can also be grouped to provide learning opportunities or … Continue reading

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Picturesque Navajo Hogan

Near Navajo Mountain, is a very picturesque hogan, a traditional abode and ceremonial venue for Navajos. This hogan is wonderfully sited near the bottom of an arid canyon. The surrounding landscape is much like I would imagine the moon to … Continue reading

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Experiences Building Shade Structures in the Navajo Nation and Uganda

In the Navajo Nation, we have constructed a variety of shade structures/car ports that are designed as rainwater harvesting structures, complete with water storage tanks. Because many Navajos don’t have piped water, these structures reduce the need to haul water … Continue reading

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More Playground Installations in the Navajo Nation

On Wednesday afternoon (2 Dec 2015), we headed south to the Navajo Reservation in an old white Jimmy that used to belong to my parents.  When dad died, mother contributed it to playground-installation cause.  On the way south we stopped … Continue reading

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