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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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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.

Boise Idaho Playground Construction - Net Climber by Dynamo Playgrounds and LuckyDog Recration

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

Boise Idaho Playground Construction - LuckyDog Recreation

Boise, Idaho Playground Construction

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.

Dynamo Net Climber - Boise Idaho Playground Construcition

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.

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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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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.”

AND

“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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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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