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Historic Playground Equipment: Giant Stride

Playgrounds of yore were much more adventuresome.  Swing sets, slides, and monkey bars were much higher, and some would argue more dangerous. Others argue that the newer playgrounds present fewer challenges.  And that is not a good thing.  Be that … Continue reading

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More Playground Equipment for a Jewish School near Mbale, Uganda

In February 2018, we again visited the Afro-Jewish primary school (Hadassah Primary School) near Mbale, Uganda.  We were there to install monkey bars. We returned in November to add more equipment to the school’s playground area.  First, we added to … Continue reading

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Playgrounds Everywhere: Our New Non-Profit

For the last few years, my family and friends have been assisting grade schools in a variety of locales around the globe.  All our efforts have been centered on developing countries, including Uganda, Peru, and the Navajo Nation.  This year, … Continue reading

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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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