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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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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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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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Innovative Design for a Playground Slide

There is an artistic playground designed by Isamu Yoguchi in Atlanta GA that was constructed in the 1970s.  It was recently renovated with money provided by the Herman Miller Foundation.  Yoguchi’s design for a playground slide is quite innovative. I … Continue reading

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An Artistic Design for a Swing Set

There is an artistic playground designed by Isamu Yoguchi in Atlanta GA that was constructed in the 1970s.  It was recently renovated with money provided by the Herman Miller Foundation.  Yoguchi’s design for a swing set is very intriguing. This … Continue reading

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DIY: Monkey Rings and Bars

Monkey rings and bars provide an important form of exercise for young children.  They are an important addition to any outdoor playground. There is an elaborate wooden playground set in a community park in Pleasant Grove, Utah.  It has a … Continue reading

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DIY: Outdoor Balance Beams

There are several interesting designs for low-cost outdoor balance beams. Using pressure-treated 4x4s and patio footing hardware, you can install a simple balance beam.  You can interconnect any number of 4x4s, as shown below. The patio hardware can be concreted … Continue reading

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