Category Archives: Playground

Installing Swing Sets in Roma Romania

Recently a friend, his cousin, and I traveled to Romania to install 2 swing sets in central Romania. The work was coordinated by an LDS service missionary couple.  They lined us up with a British couple working with Roma (gypsy) … Continue reading

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Traveling to the Highlands above Cuzco, Peru

We had agreed to install playground equipment at a very rural school in the highlands (14,000 feet above sea level) located above Cuzco, Peru (10,000 feet).  It is the ancestral village of the mother of our hosts, the Cardenas-Torres family. … Continue reading

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Installing Playground Equipment in Mozambique

During July 2017 at the invitation of the Carr Foundation, Bret Berger and I traveled to Gorongosa National Park in west-central Mozambique.  Our primary goal was to assist with the construction of a small playground at a primary school in … Continue reading

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Installing Playground Equipment at an Orphanage for Special-Needs Children

This summer, family members (my daughter, son-in-law, and grandson) and I installed our first playground specifically set up for children with special needs (in this case, severely handicapped).  The work was done at an orphanage in northern South America. Three … Continue reading

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Old-time Playground in Frenchglenn, Oregon

The small community of Frenchglen, Oregon, is a through-back in time.  Everyplace along the main drag is quaintly old.  And that goes for the schoolhouse. After my son, 3 granddaughters, and I had a picnic lunch adjacent to the funky … Continue reading

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More Playground Equipment in Sacred Valley, Peru

Recently, the Cardenas-Torres family installed additional pieces of playground equipment:  (1) two downsized combination soccer goal and basketball standard and (2) a tether ball pole using a sock in lieu of a tether ball.  They were installed at the Urco … Continue reading

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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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