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Utah ASLA Double Winner at 2017 Annual Meeting

Mathew Winward - Utah ASLA Merit AwardDuring the 2017 annual meeting of the Utah ASLA  (American Society of Landscape Architects) G. Brown Design won the Merit Award for their Lodestone Regional Park design. The ASLA gives the prestigious Merit Award for landscape designs that represent superior accomplishment in the profession of landscape architecture.

Mathew Winward of G. Brown Design, Site and Landscape Architects

G. Brown Design is a Landscape Architecture firm that provides full services on a wide variety of projects including Parks and Recreation projects, Urban Streetscape projects, Institutional projects, Commercial and Corporate projects, Residential projects, and Cemetery Planning & Design.  We have specific expertise in park planning and design and have received multiple awards in recent years for our parks and recreation projects including:

2017 – Merit Award, Utah Chapter of ASLA for Lodestone Regional Park, West Valley City, UT
2015 – Award of Excellence, Utah Chapter of ASLA for the Draper Senior Center, Draper Utah
2015 – Honor Award, Utah Chapter of ASLA for the Brookside Park, South Jordan Utah
2013 – Merit Award, Utah Chapter of ASLA for The Daybreak East Lake Promenade, South Jordan, UT
2011 – Honor Award, Utah Chapter of ASLA for The Daybreak East Lake Commons, South Jordan, UT

“I joined G Brown Design nearly 13 years ago in September of 2004. I have been Managing Principal of the firm since 2009, at which time Mike Wonenberg and myself took over firm management as part of an internal ownership transition from Founding Principal Gerald Brown.

Prior to my time at G Brown Design I spent 4 years with Landmark Design here in Salt Lake City.  I am originally from Preston, Idaho located in the northern end of Cache Valley. That is where I gained my love for the outdoors and began developing the creative problem-solving skills that are so important to my work as a Landscape Architect.”   Mathew Winward

Merit Award, Lodestone Regional Park in West Valley City

G Brown Landscape design for Lodestone in West Valley City - Utah ASLA Winner

G Brown Landscape Design - Lodestone in West Valley City Utah

Winner of the LuckyDog Recreation Prize

As sponsors of Utah ASLA, we were excited that Mathew Winward of G. Brown Design was also the winner of the LuckyDog Recreation prize that included an action camera and headphones. LuckyDog has been a proud sponsor of the Utah ASLA chapter for the last 5 years. Because the creative and artistic contributions landscape architects make to outdoor public areas, landmarks and structures, the annual meeting is one of our favorite conferences.

Congratulations Mathew and G. Brown Architects!

Nicole Stoddard, LuckyDog Recreation

P.S. Take advantage of our July “Lunch-n-Learn” special event, specifically designed for landscape architect firms. Call to schedule, (800) 388-2196

Rope-Based Play Equipment Lunch-n-Learn Special Event!

The rope-based play equipment phenomenon is here to stay. While the concept originated in the mid-’50s in New Jersey, Berliner Seilfabrik built the first commercial grade rope-based net structure with steel-reinforced ropes in 1971.
Utah Rope-Based Play by LuckyDog Recreation and Berliner

Rope-Based Play Equipment Technology

The geometry of these net structures allows designers unlimited possibilities to entice and excite users of all ages and abilities with artistic net structures that scale to highest heights spread across rolling expanses.

Equipped with “Made in Germany” technology, communities everywhere are embracing these new designs promising:

  • More play value for user
  • Easy maintenance for operators
  • Creative solutions for designers

You have endless design options because rope-based playgrounds easily challenge the status quo of traditional post and deck systems. 

Playground Architects – ACT NOW

Beliner's Lukas Steinke -Utah Architects Lunch n Learn brought to you by LuckyDog RecreationTake advantage of a one-time opportunity to work directly with Berliner’s National Sales Manager, Lukas Steinke.

Schedule your Lunch-n-Learn with LuckyDog from July 11–13, 2017 for this exciting added bonus. 

Lukas is the CEO of Berliner’s U.S. headquarters based out of Greenville, SC. With more than 14 years of experience – both nationally and internationally – Lukas is uniquely equipped to discuss the advantages of rope-based playground solutions and the unique approach to product design by Berliner.

Benefits of Rope-Based Play

Your education session explores the benefits of rope-based play vs. traditional play and shows its potential for customization. 

“Movement is fascinating for children. It is always exciting and engaging to bounce, jump, spin, swing or seesaw. 

“This is the reason children – and even adults – have so much fun on rope-based play equipment. Rope is not dead material. Instead, it is flexible and enables a child to ‘connect’ with the equipment, as every action is followed by a reaction. Rope is a play ‘partner’ and there is always a dialog between the child playing and the structure.”  Lukas Steinke

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Dynamic Playcraft Systems School Playground In Pocatello, Idaho

Connor Academy Public Charter School in Pocatello, Idaho has a playground that invokes giggles, squeals, laughter, and FUN. The Idaho school playground is the perfect combination of three Playcraft Systems™ play structures.

Connor Academy Principal Joel Lovstedt and local General Contractor Pro Builders Inc. hired LuckyDog Recreation as the subcontractor to supply and install the Playcraft playground equipment at the new campus location.

Playcraft Systems™ Play Stuctures

Playcraft Idaho School Playground Equipment by LuckyDog Recreation.

A vivid yellow, blue, and red Playcraft R3.5™ structure invites the students to stretch their muscles, allows their stress to slide away, and lets them climb to new heights in a matter of a few free-play minutes!

 

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Activities abound on this Playcraft R3.5 System™ structure with ample hand-over-hand fun on the Loop Traverse, 360 degree Horizontal Ladder, and Chinning Bar.

Pocatello Idaho School Playground Equipment by Playcraf

Playcraft Playground Equipment - Idaho School Playground Equipment brought to you by LuckyDog RecreationLuckyDog Recreation, Idaho Playground Equipment

The climbing action comes in varying forms: Spiral Climber, Vertical Rock Climber, and the Erector Rock Climber with its perfectly sized thermoplastic coated hand grips that are super tough but gentle on the kids’ hands and feet.

LuckyDog Recreation and Playcraft bring you Idaho School Playground Equipment

Connor Academy students practice their balancing acts on Lily Pads placed on each end of the Curved Boardwalk and onto the Lily-Pad Step Ups too!

Idaho School Playground Equipment - Connor Academy in Pocatello Idaho

This play structure has two slides in brilliant red. A Twister Slide and a Spiral Slide allow ample slip-sliding action.

LuckyDog Recreation brings you the Playcraft Revolution, Idaho School Playground equipment

At the playground debut we set up a professional photo shoot. The students had lots of fun, even the fog didn’t dampen their playtime fun. I can still hear their peals of laughter. We were delighted to see one of the school playground photo shoot pictures featured in the 2016 Playcraft catalog.

Idaho School Playground in Pocatello

When you are in the Pocatello, Idaho area, stop by to visit this FUN playground; Connor Academy is located at 1295 Alpine Avenue, Chubbuck, ID 83201.

From design to installation, LuckyDog Recreation is your one-stop shop in all things fun; give us a call and our in-house designer, Lynette Turner, will assist you in designing the perfect Playcraft Systems™ play structure today.

In pursuit of play,

Nicole Stoddard, Idaho School Playground Sales and Service Representative

Utah Playground Equipment For Charter School In Herriman

Athlos Academy Utah Teaches ABC’s and 1, 2, 3’s with new Utah playground equipment from LuckyDog Recreation.

A is for Athlos Academy’s new Utah campus at 12309 S Mustang Trail Way in Herriman.

B is for their newly installed:

  • Bike Racks
  • Basketball Standards
  • Benches
  • Baseball Bases

C stands for the Cool Playcraft Systems™ playground and the Cushiony Sof’Fall Surfacing underneath.

LuckyDog is honored to have been chosen by Vector Constructors as the supply and installation team that brought it all together.

Athlos Academy of Utah

Athlos Academies embrace the idea that play is serious learning:

“Athlos Academy of Utah uses athletics as a tool – not just to create good habits, improve skills, and promote healthy bodies – but as a vehicle for teaching Performance Character… And as any Athlos student knows, combining learning and athletics is a great way to learn.”  Athlos Academy 

LuckyDog Utah Playground Equipment Brands

The Althos project was a fun job, especially when so many of the LuckyDog brands were represented at one project. Our vendors, just like the leaders at Athlos Academy of Utah, know what FUN is all about:

Utah Playground Site Furnishings BRP BRP by Bison offers lifetime warranty on site furnishings offering creative designs and attention to quality and durability.  At the Athlos Academy Utah location BRP by Bison products are:

  • 1 Pair of moveable Soccer Goals
  • 1 Set of Quick Release Baseball Bases and Home Plate
  • 2 Gooseneck style Basketball poles
  • 2 Tetherballs
  • 4 Player Benches
  • 6 Fan-style Basketball Backboards
  • 6 “Flip Up” Bike Racks

Sof'Fall Engineered Wood Surfacing by LuckyDog Recreation Athlos Academy knew that safety surfacing, such as wood fiber, for their outdoor playgrounds would be paramount in protecting their students’ tender knees and elbows.

LuckyDog requires the highest rating for protective surfacing and turned to Sof’Fall® for 220 yards of their top-quality EWF (Engineered Wood Fiber).

Colorful Playgrounds

Playcraft Systems by LuckyDog RecreationAthlos Academy required quality commercial playground equipment and chose TWO fantastic play structures for the Utah campus:

This Playcraft Revolution™ play structure is perfect for ages 2 to 5 and the design provides lots of exercise beginning with the Chinning Bar, a Straight Slide, 2 Climbers, Play Panel, and finishing up with a bright yellow Double Wave Slide. The Kindergarten play structure in vivid primary colors of red, blue, and yellow entice free-play time for the youngest students.

Utah Playground Equipment at Athlos Academy Utah by LuckyDog Recreation

Everyone knows a playground is not complete without plenty of swings so Athlos Academy chose a three-bay swing which accommodates six swing seats.

Utah Playground Equipment - Swing Sets - LuckyDog Recreation

Althos and The Playcraft Revolution™ System Count the Ways

The second slightly larger Playcraft Revolution™ play structure designed for ages 5 to 12 really adds up:

1 Red Crawl Tube leads to multiples of FUN

2 Perfect Play Panels –

  • Maze Panel
  • Driver Panel

3 Brilliant Blue Climbers –

  • Vertical Ladder Deep
  • Rung Arch Climber Spiral Climber

4 Vibrant Red Slides –

  • Quarter Turn Slide
  • Wave Slide
  • Tube Slide
  • Open Spiral Slide

Utah Playground Equipment brought to you by LuckyDog Recreation

Athlos Academy in Herriman Utah - Utah Playground Equipment by LuckyDog Recreation

LuckyDog was privileged to work with Athlos Academy Utah and the new Charter School Director Esther Thompson. We hope all the students attending this new campus enjoy their playgrounds and surfacing, outdoor recreation equipment, and other site furnishings for years to come.

Call today! Let us create FUN for your upcoming project no matter how big or small. From site furnishings to playground equipment, LuckyDog supplies and installs it all.

In Pursuit of Play!

Nicole Stoddard – Utah Playground Equipment

Playcraft Thunder Domes™ Strike Idaho Playgrounds

Breaking News: LuckyDog Recreation just completed the installation of two budget-friendly Playcraft Systems Thunder Domes™. You can see the new Idaho Elementary School playground equipment in action at Donnelly Elementary, Donnelly Idaho, and Jefferson Elementary, Rigby Idaho.

Playcraft’s Thunder Dome™ boasts a variety of unique climbing experiences and striking color combinations abound.

Idaho Elementary School Playground Equipment - LuckyDog Recreation

Idaho School Playground Equipment - LuckyDog Recreation

The center holds a floating platform and the kiddos can climb the attached nets to the top of the dome and onto the colorful roto-molded inserts.

This structure is designed for children ages 5 to 12 years old and requires less than 23 feet of use zone. The entire structure is only 125” in diameter with a height of 63”, yet it really packs a lot of play!

These wonderful and budget-friendly freestanding play structures are a perfect addition to any playground and have fit in superbly at two Idaho elementary schools with installation completed by LuckyDog.

Idaho Elementary School Playground Equipment

Donnelly Elementary located at 327 E Roseberry Road, Donnelly ID, 83615 now has a good-looking purple and red Thunder Dome.

Idaho School Playground Equipment - LuckyDog Recreation

A big thank you goes to McCall-Donnelly School District’s Maintenance Director Jason Clay and Donnelly Elementary Principal Jake Olson for contacting LuckyDog for the supply and installation of their Playcraft Thunder Dome™.

In Southeast Idaho, check out the new Thunder Dome at the Jefferson Elementary School at 306 North 3700 East, Rigby, ID 83442.

Idaho Elementary School Playground Equipment

Principal Dave Meyer recently told us, “The Thunder Dome is working great; kids are always found playing on the new toy.”

  • Playcraft Systems™Supplied
  • LuckyDog Installed
  • Principal Approved
  • Kid Tested Favorite

Exactly how we like things to go here at LuckyDog!

Do you want your own amazing freestanding Playcraft Thunder Dome™ play structure?

Give us a call today for your own Playcraft Systems catalog and we can give you a quick quote for supply and installation of your color customized Thunder Dome today.

In Pursuit of Play!

Nicole Stoddard – Idaho Elementary School Playground Equipment

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Playground Equipment Specifically Designed for Elementary Kids

Elementary School Playground Equipment Utah

Choosing a new school playground equipment design for Franklin Elementary in Salt Lake City was easy because last year installed one of our favorite playgrounds at the school. With this new playground, we carried over the fun tan and green wooded theme to the new play area with the Playcaft Revolution™ play system.

The play structure, designed for kids ages 5 to 12, has an abundance of exciting dual racing activities cloaking the fact that children are actually getting an excellent physical workout and creates a challenge for all the Ninja Warriors in the school.

Layout for the Franklin Elementary School playground equipment Utah

A Ninja Warrior Challenge

The race begins at the duplicated Ring Traverse directly onto two Mini Neutron Spinners and straight onto the Curved Erector Rocks and Chain Climber.  

The climbing action continues into the popular Erector Rocks U-shaped layout with a variety of climbing options. Erector Rocks have super tough coated grips but are gentle on kiddo’s hands and feet while standing up to the abusive use of school play equipment.

Elementary School Playground Equipment Utah by LuckyDog Recreation

Next, students are challenged by a new version of “monkey bars” with hand-over-hand action on the S-Shaped Horizontal Ladders and onto the tricky Tri-Step Traverse.

Elementary School Playground Equipment Utah that creates a Ninja Warrior Challenge

The race continues when they hop on the Tri-Pad which breaks way to the 360 degree Horizontal Ladder (think circular monkey bars) and access to the kid-favorite Orbit Wheels:

Ninja Playground Equipment Challenge for Franklin Elementary School in Salt Lake City Utah

Playcraft Orbit Wheels

See for Yourself

Check it out for yourself, visit both playgrounds, each with a unique age-specific design:
Franklin Elementary
1115 W 300 S
Salt Lake City, UT

Playcraft™ Systems

Best of all, the Playcraft Revolution™ System is only one example of meeting the ever-greater challenge of keeping kids interested in playground play. All of the different elements create an imaginative free play atmosphere plus a challenge course that keeps kids coming back. The design is perfect for elementary school playground equipment Utah.

What does all this mean for you? Choosing a playground for your school is easy with dynamic playground designs by LuckyDog and Playcraft™.

Call us. We can help you pick out a playground that not only fits your needs, but also keeps the kids racing back for more.

In Pursuit of Play!

Nicole Stoddard – Elementary School Playground Equipment Utah Representative

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Roaming Wyoming Elementary School Playground

Just in time for the new school year, the LuckyDog construction crew completed a new Wyoming elementary school playground we like to call “The Wyoming Roaming Playground,” in Farson, Wyoming.

The Wild West is known for roaming cowboys, roaming deer, buffalo and antelope, but a roaming playground?

The lucky kids at Farson-Eden Elementary School will get to break in the new equipment at their current location, and again next year when we round up the whole playground and move it to their new school.

Rope Cimber playground equipment by Playcraft, installed by LuckyDog Recreation

The tan and dark green colors speak pure cowboy…

This Playcraft™ playground design includes a plethora of special features:

  • Four-way Playcraft Gyro Pod Spinner™ – a dizzy-making kid favorite
  • Cube Net Hub and Web Link Climber – a retro twist on rope climbers
  • A “View Port” – enclosed within the tube slide
  • The Boulder Stack Climber
  • Four Color Variegated Slides
Wyoming Elementary School Playground Equipment by LuckyDog Recreation

Don’t you love the variegated slides? Especially the tube slide with the view port?

Wyoming Elementary School Playground by LuckyDog Recreation

Better still…the Playcraft Gyro Pod Spinner™ looks like way too much fun!

The Roundup Team

Together making roundup history, LuckyDog worked with Hogan and Associates Construction’s satellite office crew from Lyman, WY and with Plan One Architects out of Cody, WY.

LuckyDog will complete the “Great Playground Round-Up” when we move these play structures and re-install them to the final destination at the new Farson-Eden Elementary School location.

Until then stop by and see this delightful playground at the temporary location.

Farson-Eden Elementary School
900 Highway 28
Farson, WY 82932

In Pursuit of Play!

Nicole Stoddard – Playcraft™ Elementary School Playground Rep

Farsen-Eden Wyoming Elementary School Playground Plans

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Dynamo Playgrounds Released New Catalog . . . Announces Architect-Net

DYNAMO_Interactive_Catalogue_Cover_7th_Edition_Version_3_thumbGet access to CAD drawings for all Rope-Based Playground Equipment by Dynamo Playgrounds.

LuckyDog makes it simple to access Dynamo CAD drawings with full access to the Architect-Net website.

Simply request your Username and Password from LuckyDog.

Click here to get your Dynamo Catalogue.

Online training on how to navigate the site is also available by calling us.

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Dazzling Playground For New Greensferry Elementary School

School can start now that the Post Falls, Idaho, Greensferry Elementary, High quality commercial playground equipment has been installed and safety tested.

Dynamic Colors With a WOW Factor

The Playcraft™ playground equipment installed by Idaho Commercial Playground Equipment providers LuckyDog Recreation looks dazzling! The bright citrus twist colors are dynamic against the neutral browns of the school building.

Idaho Commercial Playground Equipment by LuckyDog Recreation

While the greater Post Falls, Idaho area has been experiencing growing pains and gains the past few years, the Post Falls School District placed the needs of their children first by building a new elementary school that will open its doors just in time for fall session. 

Idaho Commercial Playground Equipment Contract

LuckyDog Recreation was awarded the contract for the commercial playground equipment and site furnishings under the direction of the general contractor, Contractors Northwest Inc. of Coeur-D Alene, Idaho. 

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By September, the Greensferry Mustangs will be more than ready to take a ride on their new Neutron Spinner™, a kid favorite from Playcraft™ Systems.

Neutron Spinner™

Nothing is better than that fresh new school smell, except for the smell of brand new playground equipment!  Teachers and staff have been excited by showing the progress being made on the school & playground in the Greensferry Parent Hub blog

In the area? We invite to try out the new playground equipment for yourself, Greensferry Elementary is located at 1520 North Bunting Lane, Post Falls, ID 83854. School begins early September, bring the kids by and have them place their seal of approval on the playground today!

Interested in this playground for your park or school?  Download the Greensferry Plans

Give us a call here at LuckyDog Recreation for all of your playground equipment, surfacing and site furnishing needs. Or request a catalog.

“In Pursuit of Play,”

Nicole Stoddard,  Quality Idaho Commercial Playground Equipment

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Launching New Playground Equipment at Utah Charter School

The new Utah playground equipment for Salt Lake City charter school is all set to launch.

3…2…1… LAUNCHING 2 NEW PLAY AREAS at Wallace Stegner Charter School

The crew just finished up crafting TWO wonderful playground areas at the new Wallace Stegner Academy. LuckyDog Recreation works hard so kids can play hard on top-quality Utah commercial playground equipment.

Command Central

Incorporating imaginative play as well as kinesthetic play goes hand in hand with the Wallace Stegner Academy approach of capitalizing on children’s natural curiosity. Easily accomplished throughout the Playcraft Systems “Club House” with various activity panels. The younger children are able to relay secrets through the “Talk Tube,” give their order at the “Store Panel” and ring the bell when the order is ready for liftoff.
Utah Playground Equipment for Wallace Stegner Charter School in Salt Lake City

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Launch Pad Epicenter

Playcraft Systems™ striking colors of yellow, blue, and orange gives the children’s free time on the “Neutron Spinner,” climbing through the “Tri-Rings” and onto the “Twist Link” a different adventure each and every time at the larger play area.

Utah Commercial Playground Equipment intalled at Wallace Stegner Academy in Salt Lake City, Utah

Full Playground Area

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Successful Landing!

A big thank you to One West Construction of Kaysville, UT and Wallace Stegner Academy in Salt Lake City in selecting LuckyDog Recreation for purchase and installation of these two great play areas at this new Salt Lake City charter school site.

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Utah Playground Equipment

Wallace Stegner Academy is located at 980 South Bending River Road, Salt Lake City. If you are in the area this summer, stop by, take a peek, we won’t tell that you tried to launch through the twist link area!

In Pursuit of Play? Call the LuckyDog Recreation Team Today!

Nicole Stoddard – Utah Playground Equipment Rep for Playcraft Systems™

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