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Idaho Elementary School Receives Playcraft Project of the Year Award

Ernest Hemingway Elementary receives the 2016 Playground Project of the Year Award from playground manufacturer, Playcraft Systems

Ernest Hemingway Elementary, Ketchum Idaho: The students at Ernest Hemingway Elementary have been enjoying their new playground for almost a year now. The new playground equipment replaced old equipment that had been in the ground for over 25 years.

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The entire playground was designed by Playcraft Systems of Grants Pass, Oregon and installed under the direction of Blaine County Maintenance Director, Lester Wilson, who is a Certified Playground Safety Inspector. Wilson was instrumental in choosing a design that was both challenging and fun for the students and met safety requirements.  

The installation was completed in May of 2016 with the grand opening just before school let out for the summer. However, extensive planning and fundraising started the year before.

Principal Don Haisely and PTO President Laura Gvozdas persisted in making the new playground exceptional. In addition to expanding the original footprint to include more playground toys, swings and spinners, they combined the fundraising efforts of the school and the City of Ketchum, whose Parks building is adjacent to the school property. Together, these groups set a precedence; Hemingway Elementary was long overdue AND nothing less than the best would do.

Playcraft Playground Award at Ernest Hemingway Elementary

The playground fundraising efforts kicked off in May of 2015 with the Hemingway Walkathon Fundraiser where the Hemingway students raised $22,000 for their new playgroundThe fundraising committee then continued those efforts throughout 2015 by meeting with local foundations and organizations as well as circulating a fundraising mailing to individuals in our community in order to raise the funds needed for this important playground.”  Laura Gvodas, PTO President

Of all the Playcraft playgrounds installed last year, the Playcraft team chose the Hemingway playground to receive the prestigious “Project of the Year Award.” The award is given for the most improved playground, outstanding design and exceptional team work.

Nicole Stoddard, of LuckyDog Recreation represented Playcraft Systems and presented the award to Ms. Laura Gvozdas and Mr. Lester Wilson during a school assembly, May 2017. If you haven’t played on the new equipment yet, you owe it to yourself and your family to check it out. Bring a picnic, because the playground is so much fun and offers a lot to do, you will want to make a day of it. Ernest Hemingway Elementary, 111 8th Street,
Ketchum, ID 83340.

“Thank you to everyone who contributed and pushed to make this outstanding playground a reality for the kids of Ernest Hemingway Elementary.  A project of this magnitude takes great leadership, loads of attention, dedication and hundreds of contributions of time, money and effort.”  Nicole Stoddard, LuckyDog Recreation

Playcraft Systems Project of the Year Award to LuckyDog Recreation

Ernest Hemingway Elementary School Playground Ribbon Cutting

Ernest Hemingway Elementary School Playground Grand Opening

Playcraft Systems Playground Equipment at Ernest Hemingway Elementary School in Ketchum Idaho

Ketchum Idaho Kids at Play on Playcraft Systems 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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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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Small Town Idaho Pulls Together for School Playground Equipment

For the final inspection of the Soda Springs, Idaho commercial playground equipment, LuckyDog’s official playground tester was Lucy Stoddard. She made sure the spinners worked as her daddy, CJ Stoddard, LuckyDog Construction Manager, did his inspection before turning the play equipment over to the School District, who put in the safety surfacing.

Idaho Commercial Playground Equipment - Official Test by Lucy

Lucy Stoddard, the official playground tester for LuckyDog Recreation.

Small Town With A Big Heart

With the tenuous efforts of Principal Debbie Daniels and the generous donations of the small rural community of Soda Springs, Idaho, Tigert Middle School was awarded with fun and challenging new playground equipment.

The new equipment sports the school colors red, black and silver. This structure is part of PlayCraft Systems™ Revolution Series (RV5 System) that is designed to keep kids moving and was selected specifically for the overhead challenges and spinners, called Gyro Spinners™ to challenge the middle grade students at Tigert.

Idaho Playground Construction in Soda Springs Idaho - Playcraft GyroSpinner

The LuckyDog construction crew worked through blustery fall days to make the new playground a reality for the school year.

Idaho Commercial Playground Construction by LuckyDog Recreation

LuckDog Recreation is Unique – Idaho Commercial Playground Equipment

You will find that our LuckDog full-service system works to your advantage. We don’t just sell you commercial playground equipment.

  • You get our help in presenting your new playground to staff and commissioners.
  • We assist you with fundraising ideas and sources.
  • Your wants and needs are put into every playground design.
  • You save time and money because we also install the playground equipment.
  • Safety inspections are done right on the job by our certified safety inspectors.

Like this playground? Download plans here. Playcraft/LuckDog Revolution Plans For Tigert Middle School

You will have to agree that this play system was a perfect choice! Take your kids on the challenge and see what a community can do when they come together.

Tigert Middle School
250 E 2nd South
Soda Springs, ID

Nicole Stoddard – LuckyDog Recreation, Idaho Commercial Playground Equipment

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