Category Archives: Navajoland

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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Outdoor “Talking Circles” with Benches

At a Navajo grade school in Aneth UT, benches are arranged to provide “talking circles” for use in outdoor educational and social activities: The talking circles at the Aneth school were designed by a landscape architect with the U.S. Bureau … Continue reading

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Interesting Sites In the Northern Navajo Reservation

Over the weekend, my family and I visited two fun locations in the Navajo Nation. Just south of Montezuma Creek UT, near Gothic Mesa, is a site full of phantasmagorical geological formations, similar but more imaginative than those in Utah’s … Continue reading

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More Playground Equipment Installed in Navajoland

Last week (Nov 5 and 6), a friend, BYU volunteers, and I worked on several playground projects in the northern Navajo Nation. At a Christian preschool in Montezuma Creek, UT, we installed a combination swing-and-slide set.  The ladder section was … Continue reading

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Fun Times Installing Playground Equipment on the Navajo Nation

Last week (Oct 2015), we made a fun trip to the Navajo Nation.  On Wednesday, we worked with Emmanuel Mission School located near the Sweetwater Chapter House in arid northeastern Arizona.  The school (K-12) had asked for assistance in making … Continue reading

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More Playground Equipment Installed in Northern Navajo Country

Last week, a friend and I installed playground equipment at 3 separate locations on the northeastern edge of the Navajo Nation.  The first was at a preschool in Montezuma Creek, Utah.  There we installed a domed-shaped, monkey-bar set that we … Continue reading

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Design for DIY Monkey Rings

I recently visited an amazing wooden playground system in Pleasant Grove UT.  One of the smaller attractions is a structure that hold a series of 4 circular monkey rings.  It is approximately 5′ in all 3 dimensions. The vertical supports … Continue reading

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