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IDAHOME – A Tour of New Playground Equipment In Idaho

LuckyDog has recently wrapped up a flurry of Idaho playground equipment installations featuring Playcraft™ Playground Systems. Let’s take a tour of five Playraft Systems playgrounds all supplied and installed by the LuckyDog team.

Alderbrook Park – Star, Idaho

In Star, across the Boise River from Meridian, we had the pleasure of providing the perfect playground at Alderbrook, a new Hubble Homes community. Alderbrook Park is located at 22361 North Can-Ada Road, Star, Idaho. 

The brand-new Alderbrook community is the perfect setting for this nearly maintenance-free Playcraft Revolution™ that can handle over 50 children at one time.

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Every child, including our Idaho playground equipment installation team, enjoys taking a whirl on the Mini Neutron Spinner™ and Gyro-Pod Spinner™. Combine the spinners with the Tri-Ring Link climber, two Arch Slides, and lots of hand-over-hand traverse equipment – this playground will be a community favorite for years to come.

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“We love the new tot lot in Alderbrook! You and your company have been wonderful to work with!” Penny Smith – Hubble Homes, LLC Assistant to Director of Land Development

East Valley Playground – Boise, Idaho

At the other end of the Treasure Valley another new subdivision, nearby the Boise River Greenbelt on Warm Springs Ave, is East Valley in Boise.  We had the pleasure of working with Conger Management Group in supplying and installing a new action packed Playcraft Systems structure at 6885 Highland Valley Road, Boise, Idaho.

The East Valley Playground has a small foot print but packs a ton of exercise masquerading as playtime fun. This play structure boasts THREE slides and one fire pole accessible by a vertical ladder and one Bedrock Climber.

Idaho Playground Equipment Installation - East Valley Playground Boise Idaho

The Playcraft Bedrock Climber™ looks like real rock made from durable and colorful roto-molded plastic. This climber will stay cool to the touch even on the hottest summer day.

The East Valley Playground sits at the base of the Lucky Peak foothills and the Playcraft “Earth” color scheme fuses effortlessly – what a stunning backdrop for this top quality play structure.

Lincoln Early Childhood Center – Pocatello, Idaho

Our Idaho tour continues in an eastern direction to the Lincoln Early Childhood Center at 330 Oakwood Drive nestled beside the Foothills of Pocatello.  A call from Rick Betzer, Support Services Manager at Lincoln Early Childhood Center, requested supply and installation of a bright colored Playcraft Systems Revolution™ structure, perfect for young children.

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Rick Betzer is a certified playground safety inspector (CPSI) and really has a knack for making sure all 100+ children attending Lincoln Early Childhood Center have an exceptional outdoor play experience.

Play Panel Perfection! This structure holds a Tic-Tac-Toe Panel through the View Port Crawl Tube to the Driver Panel on the opposite end.  The pre-schoolers love the bright green talk tubes and three sky blue slides on their newest play structure.

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The Falls Apartments – Idaho Falls, Idaho

Next stop is also in Southeast Idaho – The Falls Apartments, at 1415 Whitewater Drive, inside the Snake River Landing area of Idaho Falls. Kartchner Homes pulled out all the stops for the newest community offering, and LuckyDog was delighted to be the chosen provider of the community playground.

The Falls Apartments now has a Playcraft Revolution™ structure in the popular “Frozen” color schematic. The two complementary shades of blue are comparable to the nearby Snake River winter scene at the new community entrance.

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This play structure is centered round the Tri-Ring™ Hub with the three points leading to kid-favored equipment: Arch Slide, Rope Net & Cross Loop Climber, and the Gyro-Capsule Spinner™. Between the slide and spinner is the playground classic Arch Loop Traverse for hand-over-hand entry to dual Arched Lunar Climbers.

The playground is completed perfectly with four swings which encourage children of all ages to come and enjoy this beautiful playground.

LuckyDog is honored to be Kartchner Homes’ subcontractor on this and many other of their housing projects in Idaho.

Idaho playground equipment installation - The Falls Apartments in Falls, Idaho

Grove Park – Rexburg, Idaho

The LuckyDog Idahome playground tour concludes with a playground installation just down the road from our Ashton, Idaho headquarters. The Grove Park at Riverside Apartments, located at 311 North 1st East in Rexburg, now hosts a LuckyDog installed Playcraft Systems playground, barbeque, bench, and picnic tables.

Owned by Castle Creek Construction Management, the project was subcontracted to LuckyDog in July and put on the “fast track” for completion the end of August.  Zane Powell was the project manager and says the new park will be gifted to the City of Rexburg, which emphasizes the city’s mantra “America’s Family Community”.

Rexburg Mayor Jerry Merrill said this about the new playground, “We appreciate your professional installation and we are excited to introduce this new playground to the community.”

This new playground is near the popular city water park and soccer fields; it is sure to become a community favorite gathering place. Moms and dads will enjoy the total visibility of the multiple play zones from their perch on the bench or at the picnic tables.

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The bright red uprights of the play structure are quite eye-catching and include a great mix of the most popular activities alongside the swing set.

The twister slide and spiral slide are the anchors of the structure, including two climbers, curved “monkey bars” and the giggle-inducing fire pole makes playtime never-ending. If this amount of dizzying fun isn’t enough, the kiddos can then hop onto either the Bucket Spinner or Spinner Seat.

CJ Stoddard and his LuckyDog installation team have been working hard all over Idaho and Utah building safe, top-quality playgrounds – what a fun industry we proudly represent.

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Idaho Playground Equipment Installations

Planning a playground?  Call us today and we can assist with a perfect play structure for your budget from beginning designs to installation. All Idaho playground equipment installations include our Signature 1 Year Comeback Warranty.

Take your own Idahome tour of our recent playground installations. You will agree they are fabulously fun!

In Pursuit of Play,

Nicole Stoddard – Playcraft™ Systems Idaho Representative

A New Generation of Playgrounds Engaging Kids In Free Play

Dynamo rotating climbers make it easier than ever to create playgrounds that challenge kids physically and socially by engaging them in free play.

The rewards of working in the playground industry are just plain fun!

The people we work with are passionate about bringing the power of play to kids, schools and communities. Plus, we get the great satisfaction of seeing kids and their families actually experiencing joyful play.

There is something magical in taking down the construction safety nets and opening the playground up to the kids. Their imaginations are as wild and contagious as their laughter.

Modern playground equipment has evolved from the standard slippery slide and jungle gym to electronic play boards, rope climbers, rotating climbers, rock climbing walls, spinners and challenge courses.

New playgrounds are designed to promote exercise, good heath, motion, social activity, spark imaginations and engage kids in free play.

In some of my favorite playground designs we were able to include climbing playground equipment by Dynamo Playgrounds, a leader in the playground industry. Rope climbing playgrounds not only encourage free play, they encourage self-imposed goal attainment.

Dynamo Astro with Rob Lockhart and the LuckyDog Crew

The LuckyDog Crew with Rob Lockhart on the Dynamo Astro Rotating Climber.

Rob Lockhart, Dynamo Playgrounds, is the perfect example of someone who is passionate about play. He definitely brings with him a better play experience…

“The motives for good activity choices in free play are many, starting with the need for children to be physically active to build fit and strong bodies. These incentives extend with the benefits of active play in promoting better academic success, continue in the indirect learning opportunities, and include the enhancement of essential life skills such as decision making and self-confidence.”  Rob Lockhart, Dynamo Playgrounds – Read More

Yes, it can be a challenge to create playgrounds that are appealing to kids of all ages, playgrounds that are engaging enough to draw them out doors, playgrounds that engage kids in free play.  That is where we have had huge successes with Dynamo:

“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 kids than I’ve ever seen enjoying the new spinning cone [Apollo Rotating Climber], 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.”

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“The Apollo Rotating Climber has been a great addition to the playground. Kids run to it first and it seems like they can’t get enough of it.”    J. Christensen, Bothwell, Utah

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A big thank you to all the playground professionals who have joined us in “The Pursuit of Play”.

Nicole Stoddard – Sales Rep for Dynamo Playgrounds

P.S. Interested in a playground that engages kids in “Free Play”? Call me.

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A Perfect Fit – Playground Equipment at West Tisbury Apartments

West Tisbury apartments in Rexburg, Idaho is a quaint, quiet community of only 34 family units and now, new playground equipment for the kids.

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Now, I wouldn’t quite say that this was a turn-key operation since there wasn’t much there to begin with, but I would say that this little Playcraft playground turned out perfect! especially for a play area that was not planned in the beginning stages of the apartment complex design. We can design PlayCraft playgrounds to fit just about any space.

In fact, with the help of Playcraft Systems we were able to design playground equipment that took advantage of every inch of space, yet provide plenty of fun for all the apartment complex kids.

The LuckyDog Construction crew installed the playground equipment, a custom boarder system and the long lasting Wolverine Rubber mulch playground surfacing. The color combination is bright, inviting, and fun!

FROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETION

LuckyDog is an all inclusive company. In other words we take your idea find the perfect product, design your playground and build it. This saves you time and money, especially for a small playground like this one.

Here are some before, in the middle, and after pictures.

The old playground.

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Signs the kids can’t wait.
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Voilà the perfect playground!

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Congratulations to the community of West Tisbury on their new playground equipment. Have fun!

If you like this playground you can download the specs right here.

Nicole Stoddard – Exclusive Playcraft Systems™ Sales Rep for Idaho.

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Playground Construction in Eagle, Idaho Starts in March

LuckyDog Recreation descends on Eagle, Idaho with new commercial playground equipment.

Fair spring weather gives everyone spring fever and at LuckyDog we love it when we can start playground construction in Idaho as early as March. We were able to install a complete fun and fabulous playground for Horseshoe Flats.

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Horseshoe Flats

At Horseshoe Flats, a land development company in Eagle, Idaho, LuckyDog Recreation installed a traditional play structure and swing. This Playcraft playground structure is for ages 5-12 years and features a one piece 6’ spiral slide (so little bottoms don’t feel the bumps) and a variety of climbing events. This is one of our most popular models.

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The space saving single-post swing has 2 belts seats for 5-12 years and includes 1 tot seat. This is a popular model of swing because it takes up a very little safety zone.

 Playground Eagle Idaho - LuckyDog Recreation

Horseshoe Flats is part of a larger development called Legacy, a planned community with all the site amenities and beautiful landscape including a golf course, lakes, ponds and now a new playground, is located at 6401 W. Floating Feather Drive.

Click here for more at the 590 acre Legacy Residential Community.

Owner: Horseshoe Flats, LLC, Justin Martin, 208-850-9654

Playground Equipment: PlayCraft Systems® distributed in Idaho and Utah by LuckyDog Recreation

Playground Installation: By LuckyDog of course!

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Like this playground? Call LuckyDog today!

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P.S. Thanks to Horseshoe Flats in Eagle, Idaho, now Legacy Community children have a fun place to play.

Active children encouraged!

Playground Construction at Heron Village Apartments – Meridian, Idaho

CJ and the LuckyDog construction crew faced a muddy mess when they started construction on the new Playcraft Playground in Meridian, Idaho. You can see LuckyDog crew member, Ryan Brunell in the video…he is always such a good sport and willing to work in all the tough conditions this playground construction crew faces.

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This playground construction is part of the new Heron Village Apartments located on 51 E Blue Heron (between Fairview and Ustick) in Meridian, Idaho.

The children at the new apartment homes of Heron Village will have to wait till December to start playing on their new equipment. Site Superintendent, Zac Zollinger, said the new apartment homes will be ready for tenants as earlier as December.  There is already a long waiting list for these fabulous new apartments.

The new Playcraft Playground equipment is still awaiting safety surfacing and the surrounding area will have lots benches and bike racks and a new basket ball standard from LuckyDog Recreation. The new playground opening will coincide with the opening of the apartment complex.

This complex was planned and built by Dave Evans Construction based out of Boise, Idaho.  It has been a pleasure working with them. The produce a quality product.

“Although we will likely never meet the children and the families that will use this LuckyDog playground installation, it is our great privilege to render useful service through the play opportunities our playgrounds provide.” Nicole Stoddard

Call us for your next playground construction job. We get the job done!

Nicole Stoddard, Sales Rep for Playcraft Systems in Idaho and Utah

Swan Valley Idaho Playground Equipment & Safety Surfacing

Cities and Towns are keenly aware of the benefits of having a playground with safety surfacing as a key feature for residents and tourists and the town of Swan Valley, Idaho is no exception.

Located in the Eastern part of Bonneville County, Swan Valley is nestled between the Caribou Mountains to the South and the Targhee National Forest to the North. Close to Western Wyoming tourist destinations, Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park, Swan Valley is a true mountain town boasting of lots to see and do. Now the town can add “swinging” to the list of town amenities.

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Janice Duncan, major of Swan Valley was anxious to get the park updates started. Even though their budget was not yet as large as their “dream” playground, Janice was undeterred by this small detail and contacted LuckyDog Recreation who helped them devise a plan for “phasing” the playground project over a couple of years.

Installed in September 2014 was the swing-set, borders, and a rubberized surfacing mulch material that is loose-fill material reclaimed from used tires. Under the two belt seat swings are wear-mats installed to keep the depth of the safety surfacing full and level even when younger swingers use their feet to kick themselves to the highest heights while swinging.
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Loose-fill Rubberized Surfacing an excellent choice for re-use of tires. An excellent choice for safety!

This recycled plastic material border and ADA is an economical way to retain the surfacing and be ADA compliant.

ADA access part of the plan, not an after-thought. This recycled plastic material border and ADA is an economical way to retain the surfacing and be ADA compliant.

The community was intimately involved in the project and donated the excavation of the site for phase 1. The installation crew from LuckyDog Recreation visited with Mayor Duncan, Steve and Anna, the maintenance personnel for the City Park about site considerations for the upcoming Phase 2. Fundraising for next year’s purchase and installation are already well underway. “It looks just great”! said Mayor Duncan. “We so much appreciate working with you . . . and there will be more to come next Spring.”

Congratulations to the citizens of Swan Valley and to all the folks passing by who will stop in Swan Valley for all the fun outdoor recreation goodies that now includes City Park swings with safety surfacing.

Donations to the City Park playground project can be made care of Mayor Janice Duncan, City of Swan Valley, PO Box 150, Swan Valley, Idaho 83449 and are tax deductible.

The LuckyDog Recreation Construction Crew and Sales Department are proud to be a part of this publicly funded project and look forward to working on phase 2.

Nicole Stoddard and CJ Stoddard, Idaho Playground Sales and Playground Construction

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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