Tag Archives: playgrounds

Misplaced Concern Over Playground Safety

The sltrib.com recently ran a headline that read:  “About 1,700 Utah elementary students injured yearly on school playgrounds, study says:  Over 3 years, enough students were injured annually to fill 24 school buses.” Nothing in life is 100 percent safe.  … Continue reading

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More Playground Equipment for Cesar Vallejo Preschool, Cusco Peru

Today, the Cardenas-Torres family installed some additional playground equipment at the Cesar Vallejo Preschool located in the hills above Cusco, Peru. Two years ago, my daughter and her husband, my grandson, and I were in Cusco as   tourists.  It … Continue reading

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Fulfilling a Promise to a Quechua Community School

In late October (2016), my grandson Rees and I (along with members of the Cardenas-Torres and their neighbor John) visited a small primary school located high in Andes.  Getting there was quite an adventure. It took 3 hours by car, … Continue reading

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Installing Playgrounds around Sacred Valley, Peru

During the last 2 weeks in October, the Cardenas-Torres family and a friend, my grandson and I installed playground equipment at 5 separate locations in the Calca/Urubamba area of Sacred Valley, Peru. The first was at a primary school in … Continue reading

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Installing Playgrounds in Sacred Valley, Peru

From October 15-27, the Cardenas-Torres (C-T) family, teachers and students, villagers, my grandson Rees, and I installed playground equipment at 5 pre- and primary schools in or near Sacred Valley, Peru.  Two sites were near Calca, and the other 3 … 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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Two Girls Save a Utah Merry-Go-Round

By Rich Kane, Reporter sltrib.com [1] The merry-go-round in Lindsey Gardens is a beat-up hunk of ugly round metal, rusty in parts, with weeds growing beneath it. But for some residents of Salt Lake City’s Avenues, that dilapidated playground ride … Continue reading

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