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Idaho Playground Construction – Begin With The End In Mind

Play enthusiasts watch out for the best thing happening in Boise, Idaho!

In October, JUMP, Jack’s Urban Meeting Place, will be presenting the “The Climber,” a massive 30 ft. high net climber. The Super 805 (“The Climber”) is a “frame” net climber manufactured by Dynamo Playgrounds. The LuckyDog team has completed this Boise, Idaho playground construction project and anxiously awaits the October opening.

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The best thing about the Super 805 is not just that it is “super” as in 30 ft. tall and massively large, the really super thing is that you can play on it soon, very soon as the expected completion date of this amazing play net climber is October 2016.

Architects, Park and Playground Planners Be Aware

Planning a net climber of this scope and size doesn’t just happen overnight. Construction representatives from JUMP and the Simplot Foundation started the evaluation process meeting with LuckyDog Recreation to determine if the Super 805 was the toy they committed to and if LuckyDog Recreation was the company that could pull it off. A resounding “yes” was the answer to both questions, and as plans began to materialize, the international sales representative from Dynamo Industries flew out to meet in person to uncover, discover, and determine if and how the Super 805 could meet the exact needs of the JUMP representatives.

One obstacle we encountered from the start was the fact that the location set aside for the giant climber was on top of a parking garage. This required some creative engineering as most playground structures of this scope and size have “huge” in-ground footers, some 5’ deep and then almost 3’ in diameter. As the roof of the parking garage has a impervious rubber membrane that cannot be compromised, the architectural plans for the structure had to be re-worked to be “surface” mount rather that “in-ground” mount; thus the need to “begin with the end in mind.”

Landscape architect Kim Siegenthaler from Jensen Belts Associates was  instrumental in making contacts between suppliers and owners. She was responsible for the smooth outcome of engineering “The Climber” to meet the needs of the customer, while still adhering to strict building codes required by the state.

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Idaho Playground Construction by LuckyDog Recreation - JUMP Net Climber in Boise Idaho

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As for construction day, LuckyDog was prequalified to be the subcontractor of Hoffman Corporation, the GC for the entire JUMP property. LuckyDog, along with 4 or 5 of their best installers took only 2 weeks to complete the installation of the Super 805.

The pour-in-place safety surfacing by Flexground Nevada was done immediately after the net construction, and the equipment awaits opening day of play. Charlie Robertson of Flexground has a reputation for bringing out the best in a project and has many, many installations in the Treasure Valley, a testament to the quality work they do. Notice the multi-colored intricate design as per the architects drawing at the client’s exact requirements.

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It is always a pleasure to be a part of a significant and unique project like JUMP. We are appreciative of the professionalism and dedication to the result that everyone, especially our very own construction manager, CJ Stoddard and his construction team exhibited to make this dream for Idaho children and their families a reality.

Impressive Playgrounds

Want to plan something equally as impressive for you next big park, playground, or construction project?

Contact LuckyDog for more information on the Super 805 and other amazing climbing structures at 1-800-888-2196.

Nicole Stoddard, Dynamo Playgrounds Net Climber Representative

P.S. Be notified of “The Climber” release to the public by signing up for the JUMP newsletter by visiting Jumpboise.org/the-climber.

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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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Slyde The Playground Hound Goes To Nephi, Utah Playground Celebration


Slyde The Playground Hound will bring his “Play Smart – Play Safe” message to the Nephi, Utah Canyon View Ball Park Celebration.

 Slyd the Playground Hound teaches playgroundafey at Nephi Utah Park.The purpose of Slyde’s “Play Smart – Play Safe” visit is to teach children their role in playing safe and avoiding hazards on and around playground equipment.

 “Slyde the Playground Hound is an animated character that children identify with and listen to. He presents a message of safe play that is entertaining and fun.

“We are bringing Slyde to the celebration to teach children that most playground injuries are unintentional, yet preventable by taking common sense steps for safe play,” said Nicole Stoddard of LuckyDog Recreation. LuckyDog is the supplier and playground contractor for the playground equipment at the park.

The newly renovated park boasts two exciting merry-go-rounds, two swing sets and a giant Dynamo Net Climber that reaches 18’ into the air. Each spinning merry-go-round is unique in its own right. The Dynamo Apollo® Climbing Spinner is a rope-based toy that can accommodate 35 laughing kids at one time. The solid base floor is perfect for those with disabilities. The Playcraft® GYRO-POD spinner is as wild and fun as it looks. This spinner provides dynamic spinning action for six to twelve children at a time.

 “Swing sets are still a playground favorite. Swings are great fun, and help children develop physically and socially. From an early age children enjoy the movement and the delight of swinging to their heart’s content,” said Stoddard.

“Working with Philip Baker, Nephi City Parks Superintendent is inspiring. Mr. Baker has a remarkable passion for creating play space and recreational activities for his community. It shows in his choice of playground equipment…something for everyone. Thanks to Philip, Slyde will be at Canyon View to meet the children and teach playground safety,” added Stoddard.

Mark your calendars for family fun! Come and meet Slyde on Monday June 15, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. The Canyon View Ball Park is located at 100 N. 600 E. in Nephi, Utah.

The celebration will start with new ball field lighting donor appreciation and new playground and pavilion ribbon cutting. Activities include games, free hot dogs, root beer and chips. At dusk there will be a free movie in the park: “Million Dollar Arm.”

luckydog recreation and slyde the playground houndWe would love to bring Slyde to celebrate the opening of your new LuckyDog Recreation playground.

Or you can invite Slyde to teach playground safety at your school or playground by visiting Slyde at PlaygroundHound.com.

Play Safe!

Nicole Stoddard, LuckyDog Recreation Sales and Service

P.S. Here are a few pictures of the playground at Canyon View Ball Park in Nephi, Utah.

Swing Sets are still a playground favorite.

Utah Playground Construction - Nephi Canyon View Ball Park

This playground boasts 2 very different spinners:

The Dynamo Apollo® Climbing Spinner is a rope-based toy that can accommodate
35 laughing kids at one time.

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The Playcraft GYRO-POD Spinner™ is tons of fun packed into a small space.

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Dynamo Apollo Rotating Climber and Kids Equals Tons of Fun!

The proof is in the “Play!” and the kids in this video know how to pack in lots of play on the Dynamo Rotating Climber.

Look at how much fun kids are having on the Apollo Rotating Climber! a 21st Century Merry-Go-Round, rated for 35 children at one time!

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Dynamo Apollo Rotating Climber - Playground Equipment for Utah and Idaho brought to you by LuckyDog RecreationDynamo: a machine that produces electricity or someone who has a lot of energy.

Dynamo Rotating Climbers: generating energetic play of magnetic proportions at parks and playgrounds everywhere.

Dynamo rotating climbers are the best play value per square inch real-estate that there is. The Apollo, for example only needs a 26’ use zone and rated for 35 children at one time.

Remember the fun of a Merry-Go-Round? The dynamo Apollo Spinners bring movement, balance, exercise and fun back into the playground.

The Dynamo Rotating Climber facts:

  • Fun for kids of all ages.
  • Fuels children’s imaginations…
  • ADA accessible.
  • Solid-Deck floors provide fun for all abilities.
  • A Revolutionary look!
  • Steel-reinforced soft nylon ropes.
  • Lots of color choices.

Dynamo Playgrounds are Worldwide leaders in rope climbing commercial playground equipment. We are proud that LuckyDog Recreation is their sole representative for Utah and Idaho.

When it comes to Idaho commercial playground equipment you can’t go wrong with LuckyDog Recreation and Dynamo Playgrounds…we are on the cutting edge.

When it comes to Utah commercial playground equipment, you can create a lifetime of fun with Dynamo Playground Equipment and LuckyDog Recreation Playground Construction.

The new Dynamo rope climber playground equipment is so revolutionary that we are installing the new rotating climbers and new playgrounds all over Utah and Idaho.  You will love working with us because we bring you a complete package of sales, service and construction.

Nicole Stoddard – LuckyDog Recreation Sales and Service
Curtis Stoddard – LuckyDog Recreation Construction Specialist

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The Proof is in the Play! Check out a Dynamo Rotating Climber near you:

Orval Krasen Park – North Stierman Way, Eagle, Idaho

Bellano Creek – 3790 North Ten Mile Road, Meridian Idaho

Comba Park – 2995 N Five Mile Road Boise, Idaho

Bothwell Park – 10400 West 11600 North, Bothwell, Utah

Huntington Park – 20 South Main Street, Huntington, Utah

Canyon View Park – 100 North 60 East, Nephi, Utah

Click and Save As to Download the Dynamo Commercial Playground Equipment PDFs:

Download Apollo Specs PDF

Download Dynamo Warranties PDF

Download Dynamo Color Choices PDF

New Dynamo Apollo Brings Out the Eagle, Idaho Kids

Recently we installed the Dynamo Apollo Rotating Climber at the Orval Krasen Park in Eagle, Idaho.

We were thrilled to see that the neighbors love the new playground. Here are copies of two emails sent to Eagle Parks and Recreation:

“Hello – 
We live on Stierman Way, near Orval Krasen Park. Our boys have grown up playing there since we moved into the neighborhood 9 years ago.

“I wanted to thank you for the new playground equipment. First, our boys love it. Second, it has brought the kids “out of the woodwork” from around our neighborhood.

Tonight there were more than I’ve ever seen enjoying the new spinning cone, playing kickball, swinging, and generally recreating at “our” park. We now hear the joyful sound of kids playing with ours in our neighborhood. This is something I’ve waited 9 years for.

Thank you.”

“I wish to thank you on the new piece of equipment just installed in this park, My wife and I have lived across from the park for over 5 years. This is the first time I can remember the constant sound of kids playing. So far the park has come back to life!

Thank you.”

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Dynamo Rotating Climbers from a Kids Perspective

From a child’s perspective, the Dynamo Rotating Net Climbers are just plain fun!

Kids don’t consciously think about the fact that when it’s their turn to push the climber to keep it in motion they are actually exercising. They don’t consider that fact that they are engaging in “cooperative play” when its their turn to keep the climber in motion or climb to the tip-top to feel the spinning force of a carnival ride.

They do think about how much FUN they are having and where giggles abound, there may just possibly be a Dynamo Rotating Net Climber involved..

Dynamo Rotating Climbing Playground from a Parents Perspective

From a parents perspective; the whole family can engage in the same activity at the same time having the same fun. And, because the Dynamo Apollo™ and Astro™ are ADA accessible, children with disabilities can still engage in the same fun as everyone else. This is “inclusive play” at its best.

The Dynamo Apollo from a Parks and Recreation Perspective

From a playground providers perspective; a Dynamo Rotating Climbers are the best play value per square inch real-estate that there is. The Apollo, for example only needs a 26’ use zone and rated for 35 children at one time. Dynamo Spinning Nets are a true value; what playground planners call a “real bang for your buck”.

The Proof is in the Play! Check out a Dynamo Rotating Climber near you:

OrvalKrasen Park – North Stierman Way, Eagle, Idaho

Bellano Creek – 3790 North Ten Mile Road, Meridian Idaho

Comba Park – 2995 N Five Mile Road Boise, Idaho

Bothwell Park – 10400 West 11600 North, Bothwell, Utah

Huntington Park – 20 South Main Street, Huntington, Utah

Canyon View Park – 100 North 60 East, Nephi, Utah

The LuckyDog Recreation playground construction team has been installing Dynamo Rotating Climbers at elementary schools and city parks all over Utah and Idaho. Could your town be next?

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Bring your parks and playgrounds to life with a Dynamo rope-base playground!

Nicole Stoddard – Dynamo Playground Rep for Utah and Idaho

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Click and Save As to Download the Dynamo Commercial Playground Equipment PDFs:

Download Apollo Specs PDF

Download Dynamo Warranties PDF

Download Dynamo Color Choices PDF

Meridian Idaho Playground Construction – Dynamo Rope-Based Play System

Construction Manager, CJ Stoddard and Installers, Ryan Brunell and Thomas Bright with Manufacturer Rob Lockhart, give the new rotating climber a test drive.

Construction Manager, CJ Stoddard and Installers, Ryan Brunell and Thomas Bright with Dyanamo’s Rob Lockhart, give the new rotating climber a test drive.

LuckyDog Recreation unleashes “New-Fangled” playground equipment in Idaho.  Construction takes place this week in Meridian at new Coleman Homes Community, Bellano Creek.

Climbing playground equipment is the new buzz word in the world of children’s play and LuckyDog Recreation, a locally based playground construction company, is blowing the market open in Idaho for this “new-fangled” style of equipment.

“The next wave of exciting playground equipment is rope-based playgrounds,” said Nicole Stoddard, of LuckyDog Recreation. “The reason they are ‘so hot’ is that they engage children ‘of all ages’ …including grown-ups… in dynamic community play. Unlike traditional playgrounds that tend to ‘segregate’ able-bodied activities from activities intended for people with limited abilities, rope climbing playgrounds are designed to be universally inclusive. So everyone can have the same fun at the same time on the same toy,” continues Stoddard.

Attention landscape architect and park and playground planners: Meet and Greet playground experts –LuckyDog Recreation will unveil the second rope-based playground game, the Astro Rotating Climber, in the Treasure Valley tomorrow, Weds. April 30th at 1:00 PM at Bellano Creek, a Coleman Homes’ property and third community in Meridian, ID, located North of the intersection of Ten Mile Road and Ustick Road.

Landscape architects and park and playground planners are encouraged to take this opportunity to meet and greet the rope climbing playground equipment experts from LuckyDog Recreation and special guest, Rob Lockhart, engineer and rope climbing playground expert from Dynamo Playgrounds, the company that is pioneering the resurgence of this unique form of play equipment world-wide.

Rob has worked with Dynamo for more than a decade to take their innovative products to new heights, including the new Quad Pods double-rotating climber, and the new World’s Tallest Pyramid Net standing 50 feet tall.  As a leader in the commercial playground industry, Dynamo is an active participant in the IPEMA program and other ways to ensure safe play for all children.

Rob sits on both the IPEMA Equipment Certification Committee as well as the ASTM Subcommittee on Playgrounds for Public Use, as well as being an advisor to the CSA Technical Committee in Children’s Playspaces & Equipment. Rob is knowledgeable about every aspect of the design and construction of rope based playground equipment, as well as all of the world’s major safety standards, is a great resource for anyone looking to better understand all of the possibilities of this non-traditional way of play.

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About Coleman Homes, Bellano Creek –For over 40 years, Coleman Homes has established a reputation for building premier communities and quality homes throughout California, Nevada and Idaho. As a second generation, family-owned real estate company, Coleman Homes is committed to the preservation and appreciation of home values in the Treasure Valley.

For the Bellano Creek project, Coleman Homes broke ground on their sales center and model home complex, featuring three fully decorated model homes, in late December 2013 and opened the models to the public in the middle of March this year.

Bellano Creek will be a wonderful neighborhood for families as it will feature parks with playground equipment built by LuckyDog Recreation and a swimming pool. Coleman Homes is the exclusive builder at Bellano Creek; providing a reliable, personal and financial long-term investment for the homeowners of Bellano Creek.

Urgency for Park Planners – The sense of urgency for park planners & providers of play equipment to provide equipment that challenges, engages, and gets families involved in outdoor physical activity is ever increasing. Dynamo Playgrounds is leading the world-wide charge by changing the way children perceive their play environment. Thanks to LuckyDog Recreation and forward thinking home builders like Coleman homes, the new “landscape of play” has arrived in Idaho.

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