Tag Archives: playgrounds

Useful Alternative to the Standard Metal Playground Slide

My family and friends install playgrounds at various locations around the world.  While metal slides are popular, we haven’t been able to get well constructed ones fabricated abroad.  For this reason, I’ve been trying to find alternatives.  So far, I … Continue reading

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Lodestone Regional Park, West Valley City, Utah

I recently visited Lodestone Regional Park in West Valley, Utah.  It was an interesting visit.  There were several things about the playground area that I found useful.  First and foremost, I like the integration of various concepts into the overall … Continue reading

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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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