Category Archives: Sports

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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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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Skateboarding Park near Kampala, Uganda

As my friends and I were nearing Kampala, Uganda, I spotted something unexpected.  A concrete skateboarding park located next to the road we on.  According to my friends, it was only recently completed. Our driver pulled off the road, and … Continue reading

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Installing Playground Equipment on Islands in Lake Victoria, Uganda

In January 2017, we visited two islands just off the coast of Entebbe in Lake Victoria.  As part of this visit, we offered to return and install playground equipment.  To get the equipment to the island, we chartered a small … Continue reading

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Installing More Playground Equipment in the Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda

In Jan 2017, we returned to the community of Kyarumba to install more playground equipment.  This time we installed 2 swing sets and 2 climbing towers in Rwenzori Mountain villages located high above Kyarumba. First, we installed the swing sets. … Continue reading

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Constructing Innovative Skater-boarding Parks

By Tara John [1] Janne Saario says his life rarely veers from stake-boarding.  The breezy 33-year-old Finn has turned skating into a calling.  He’s become one of the few landscape architects in the world with a practice focused on creating … Continue reading

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Combination Soccer Goal and Basketball Standard

During a recent visit to the Sacred Valley, Peru, I observed combination soccer goals and basketball standards.  With the universal appeal of soccer and the growing international interest in basketball, this appears to be useful hybrid and a great addition to … Continue reading

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