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4 New West Jordan, Utah Park Playgrounds With Pizzaz

Excellent planning has made it possible for 4 new Utah park playgrounds in West Jordan.

West Jordan, Utah is located in one of Salt Lake County’s fastest growing areas, creating expansion of new subdivisions. Smart planning has provided open space and park playgrounds set within those subdivisions.

Just in time for summer play, LuckyDog Recreation just completed the park playgrounds in 4 of those subdivisions. I had the opportunity to do the final walk through with Dave Naylor, West Jordan Assistant Parks Director:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feDEVP9MP8k

Building a playground is kind of like building a dream. You have a vision but you’re not really sure how to go about making that happen. That’s what we’re about. Every park playground is designed with the play space in mind, making every playground unique and inviting.

“My experience with LuckyDog’s been really good. We were able to put out three RFQs (requests for quotes) for twenty three park upgrades, through the process LuckyDog’s been involved in all of them. We’re just finishing up today, and it’s great.

“Everything’s just been very professionally handled, and you know Curtis and Nicole have been great to work with.”  Dave Naylor

I invite you to check out the 4 new Utah park playgrounds for your self:

BRIGADOON PARK
9300 So. 1400 W.
West Jordan, Utah
HANDCART PARK
6620 So. 3740 W.
West Jordan, Utah
COLONIAL PARK
6890 So. 2040 W.
West Jordan, Utah
COUNTRY SQUIRE PARK
8570 So. 3740 W.
West Jordan, Utah

Although the Playcraft™ Disc Swing is an absolute blast, my favorite feature at the Brigadoon and Handcart park is the electronic Seek Panel:

Fun Utah Park Playgrounds by Playcraft and LuckyDog Recreation

Image courtesy of Playcraft Systems

“What better way to spice up a playground than by ­introducing a fun and challenging seek game with your own site-specific symbols?

‘Whether it’s your logo, your mascot, or symbols specific to your ­location, we can take your ideas and custom design a unique seek panel for you!
Seek Panel Action – Give the arrow a spin! When it stops, the symbol closest to the ­arrow is the one you seek on the playground. Symbols can be installed on virtually any vertical post, above decks or at ground level.

‘With the proper tools, it is easy to detach and ­reinstall the symbols in new ­locations to keep the seek game fresh and challenging. The Playcraft Seek Panel will have kids running about ­seeking ­symbols all over your play area!
‘Ideal for ADA compliant play areas when installed at ground level on an accessible path with appropriate surfacing material.”  Playcraft Systems™

A lot of our customers buy park playgrounds again and again and again, and it’s so satisfying to know that they can call us year after year after year and get the same exceptional service and the same exceptional equipment.

We love what we do, and we invite you to call us any time.

Nicole Stoddard – Utah Park Playgrounds

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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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New Commercial Playground Equipment for Sandy, Utah Park

Sandy, Utah park, Storm Mountain, got an exciting fresh new look for Spring, 2016. The Utah commercial playground equipment has a nature theme we have installed several times before (and LOVE). The natural colors are greens, brown and tan, perfect for blending in with the large mature trees already in the park.

Utah Commercial Playground Equipment installed at Storm Mountain Park in Sandy, Utah

LuckyDog was privileged to be selected in a round of proposals to supply and install new equipment at the Sandy, Utah park. The removal of the old playground equipment and the new installation of the NEW Playcraft commercial playground equipment now makes this a family destination park.

This cozy, quiet neighborhood park has many amenities including a jogging path, 2 tennis courts, a big outdoor pavilion with tables (set close to the new playground), and a large utility field for softball and other outdoor sports.

Storm Mountain Park in Sandy, Utah - Utah commercial playground equipment.

As always, we worked with Playcraft Systems™ to create a commercial playground that fits the space and packs in as much diversity as possible. The play equipment has something for every age, doesn’t segregate the 2-5 age set from the 5-12 age group, so the entire family has something to enjoy: rock climbing, rope climbing, slides, spinners and of course swings.

The LuckyDog crew finished the playground with wood chip surfacing, which was perfect for the rustic “in the the woods” playground theme.

Utah commercial playground equipment installation by LuckyDog Recreation

As cities like Sandy, Utah grow in population, the need for play areas becomes more and more important. Parks not only create open space but provide a play space close to home that many families may not have otherwise. Utah Commercial Playgroud Equipment Plans by LuckDog Recreationa and Playcraft Systems

Like this playground? Download the plans here:  Playcraft/LuckyDog Plans for Storm Mountain.

Live in the Sandy, Utah area? get out to the Storm Mountain Park, see and play on the real deal.

Don’t forget the kids.

Nicole Stoddard, LuckyDog Recreation,  Providing Utah Commercial Playground Equipment

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Busy Bee’s Day Care and School Opens 3 New Playgrounds

The open-house for Busy Bee’s Day Care playgrounds in Roy, Utah is over and years of play have just begun on three unique PlayCraft playground systems.

The Busy Bee’s Playhouse grand opening for the playgrounds was attended by well over 500 people, children and their accompanying grown-ups. It was phenomenal sight to see, you can read the Standard Examiner’s news article here.

Although all the hoopla of the grand opening event has calmed, there is still a “Busy Bee Buzz” at the child care center. Teachers report they can’t get the children off the new playground equipment when play time is over.

Well, we at LuckyDog love hearing that kind of news, so we think it’s only fair to share with you what all the excitement is about.

There are three distinct play areas designated by age; Toddler, ages 12 months to 2 years, Pre-school, ages 2-5 years and School-age, from 5-12 years old.

The Toddler Playground area is fully shaded with a large fabric shade. There is an interactive play house, clubhouse, and an age appropriate playground structure for little ones 12 months to 2 years.

Playcraft Playground Slide for Toddlers at Busy Bee's Day Care in Roy, Utah

 

The Pre-School Playground has a full Playcraft playground structure with age appropriate elements like the with a one-piece spiral slide so tender bottoms won’t hit the slide bumps. In addition to the structure there’s a sand and water table.

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tots gas station

A custom electronic driver panel, pretend gas pump and traffic signs, all surrounded by an awesome trike-track. To round it all up, fun directional signage was painted on the newly formed concrete pad. All in all, the preschoolers at Busy Bee’s are very busy checking out all their new toys.

School Age Playground boasts a full PlayCraft system that fills the entire courtyard. I just love the Boogie Board, a PlayCraft exclusive, because it challenges balance and promotes group play; the kids race around and in circles.

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Boogie Board

I also love the spiral step climber. It runs the entire height of the playground for a super eye-foot coordination challenge. The Spin-Max-Tower is another PlayCraft favorite, kids love dizzy-making and this toy is perfect for a boat-load of children to play all at the same time.

climbing sails

Spin-Max-Tower

Spin-Max-Tower

All equipment is bright and colorful; the fabric shades on each of the three play areas are different colors. The School Age play area has two fabric Shade-Sails that tower taller than the building, when you’re on the highway approaching the Busy Bee’s Playhouse your eye is drawn to them.

It makes me wonder if enrollment has increased, ha, ha, because there’s not a kid out there that wouldn’t want to play at Busy Bee’s.

Busy Bee’s child care and schools are in a very unique setting. Dove Covenant owns Heritage Park Care Center for skilled nursing and rehabilitation services at the same location. Busy Bee’s is the “only” Childcare Facility owned and operated by Dove Covenant. This makes for a very nice mix of young and old on the same property.

Weighing in on what the children think of their new playground is always fun. However, Covenant Dove, the owners that hired LuckyDog for the project also get to weighed in on what they think of their new playground:

“I have been receiving updates from Kevin, Facilities Coordinator and Phil, Director of Heritage Park Care Center, along the way and they are both thrilled with the end results.

“I commend CJ for all the hard work and devotion he put into this project. You two make a great team and I am so glad you were selected for this project.”   Andy Shafer, Director of Construction

Thank you CJ and your fantastic crew for the excellent, top notch care and attention to detail. I agree with Andy, you are to be commended. I’m a LuckyDog to get to work with such a great team.

LuckyDog Recreation Utah Playground Constrution Crew

LuckyDog Crew

See you at the playground.

Nicole Stoddard, VP of PlayCraft Sales

P.S. We were proud to host Slyde the Playground Hound to teach everyone about playground safety.

P.S.S. This PlayCraft playground in Roy, Utah is unique in size, layout and so watch for future posts and video.

LuckyDog Recreation presents Slyde the Playground Hound to teach playground safety at Busys Bee's Playhouse in Roy Utah

Slyde the Playground Hound

Busy Bee’s Playhouse Playground Dedication In Roy, Utah

We are so excited for the Busy Bee’s Playhouse playground dedication in Roy, Utah. You are invited to come and join us! We want you to see how perfect planning of 3 Playcraft© playground areas and hard work paid off.

Playground Dedication:

Busy Bee’s Playhouse
2700 West 5600 South,
Roy UT 84067

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, the dedication honoring the Smith family will be followed by an open house for the public.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA8iAC9d3Jw

This project has been fun right from the start. The planning stage was easy. The Busy Bee’s Busy Bee’s Child Care Center staff had bright ideas that were fun to work with.

And this was a big project. There are 3 Playcraft playgrounds because Busy Bee’s Child Care Center accommodates 180 students, from ages infants to 12 years old and through Transitional Kindergarten.

At Playcraft, playground equipment is custom designed and individually manufactured for each playground site. They offer the highest quality, heavy duty commercial playground equipment. They stay ahead of the competition with new innovative designs and color combinations to fit any park or school playground.

We get to show off those designs!

Join us in the Pursuit of Play.

Nicole Stoddard

P.S., Of course, I would be remiss if I did not remind you to call us for your very own custom Playcraft© Playground System. LuckyDog Recreation is the exclusive rep for Utah and Idaho.

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Playcraft Commercial Playground Equipment vs Flood

In July of 2015 an unusual flash flood hit Rock Springs, Wyoming. Our Playcraft™ commercial playground equipment was safe and sound but the soft wood chip playground surfacing was washed away, leaving a muddy mess.

Just two days after completing the Desert View Elementary School playground we were back to work moving mud and preparing the ground for new surfacing.

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We always plan with drainage in mind to protect the playground equipment and the children. But it is hard to plan for a 3 day flash flood, the likes of never seen in this community. So we do the next best thing…expect the unexpected. Expert planing and commercial playground construction really shows at times like this.

Playcraft™ Commercial Playground Equipment is built tough, with the correct installation it can with stand some pretty extreme elements.

Desert View Elementary School is located on the outskirts of Rocks Springs, Wyoming. It was part of a larger project we did for Sweetwater School District.

Map to LuckyDog playground equipment at Desert View Elementary in Rock Springs Wyoming

1900 Desert Blvd, Rock Springs, WY 82901

The playground turned fabulously fun. Take your kids and ride out for some wiggles and giggles on this PlayCraft™ Playground built exclusively for the kids of Desert View.

Nicole Stoddard

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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.

PLAYCRAFT PLAYGROUND EQUIPEMENT

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 for Franklin Elementary School, Salt Lake City, Utah

Franklin Elementary school playground equipment, located in Salt Lake City School District, is another example of the fantastic playground design LuckyDog Recreation creates with the PlayCraft Systems™ equipment line.

School Playground Equipment Utah - LuckyDog Recreation

This nature themed elementary school playground structure was designed specifically for the kindergarten area. The playground equipment and the coordinating pour-in-place safety surfacing fits right in with the surrounding design of the school and privacy fence.

The equipment offers both active play and quiet play areas, maximizing the space available; not an inch or space was left unutilized.

This is the perfect school playground equipment for active engagement. The structure includes several climbing activities and sliding activity plus fun balancing and rocking activities.

In addition to active imagination free play, there is a seating area for quiet play.

Kids love the balance beam alligator! You will find that it does not take long for them to name their new friend.

We are proud of the work we do. This was a turnkey project, the LuckyDog Recreation construction team removed and disposed of the old equipment, supplied and installed the new equipment and prepared the site (compacted road base) for the pour-in-place surfacing.

Nicole Stoddard – LuckyDog Sales-woman representing Playcraft Systems™

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P.S. Like this playground? For a PDF of the top-view and parts list click here: Franklin Playground Layout and Parts List

Franklin Elementary School
1115 300 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84104

CONTRACTOR: LuckyDog Recreation
OWNER: Salt Lake School District
MANUFACTURER: PlayCraft Systems™

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Playcraft Playground Equipment - LuckyDog Recreation

School Playground Equipment Utah - LuckyDog Recreation

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Playcraft Systems Pirate Ship Wins Best in Show

Ahoy, me Hearties! Congratulations to Playcraft Systems for winning the coveted “Best in Show” prize at the 2014 National Recreation and Parks Association, NRPA, Congress and Trade Show.

The competition was fierce with almost 400 commercial playground equipment companies fighting for the prize.Playcraft Systems Pirate Ship Wins NPRA Best In Show

The Best In Show

“The coveted Best in Show prize, is awarded to the most engaging and innovative booths on the floor.  After all the votes were in, Playcraft Systems took home the first-place blue ribbon for an island booth thanks to their popular pirate ship playground complete with costumed staffers and pirate hat giveaways.

The NRPA annual conference’s show floor is the most extensive place for park and recreation professionals to learn about and experience new possibilities for their communities, and with 91.3 percent of this year’s surveyed attendees noting that they play a role in the purchasing process for their agency, this popular component of the conference is an invaluable resource for park and recreation departments looking to renew or expand their offerings.”

Danielle Taylor Executive Editor of Parks & Recreation Magazine

Avast Ye

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tApHPySUhBQ

LuckyDog at the Show

Because LuckyDog Recreation is the Utah and Idaho sales and installation rep for Playcraft Systems commercial playgrounds we were eager to jump in and help at the NRPA Congress.

CJ Stoddard, LuckyDog Recreation Construction Manager and Jordyn Goebel, Distribution Manager, represented us at this year’s show.

“All the play equipment manufacturers bring their latest and greatest inventions for Congress participants and customers from all across the nation. Playcraft’s Pirate Ship Structure received the ‘Best in Show’ award, the most prestigious award of the entire event”, said Stoddard.

It was Jordyn Goebel’s first time at an NRPA trade show. “Attending the biggest trade show of the year was a great great learning experience for me. I had loads fun”, said Goebel. “We helped out at our amazing booth and met lots of customers.

We assisted in dissembling the Pirate Ship after the show was over. It was also really nice to see the booth set-up of other commercial playground equipment manufacturers we represent in Idaho and Utah such as Dog-On-It Parks and BPR by Bison.”

Playcraft Pirate Ship Wins Best in Show

 

Paycraaft Pirate Ship Structure

Playcraft Play Systems- Pirate Ship Plans

Imagine how much fun your Buccaneers will have on their Pirate Ship! So bring home the booty from Playcraft Systems and LuckyDog Recreation.

Nicole Stoddard, LuckyDog Recreation

P.S. Call us! We are experts in commercial playground equipment sales and installation in Utah and Idaho

Playground Construction at Greystone Apartments, Caldwell Idaho

The children of the newly renovated Greystone Apartments, in Caldwell, Idaho, got more than new carpet and paint, they got a complete new playground. LuckyDog Recreation, Idaho Playground Construction, was the subcontractor to Kier Construction out of Ogden, Utah.

 Placraft Playground System - Greystone Apartments, in Caldwell, Idaho
The owners’ of the project, Thomlinson and Associates,  selected a custom PlayCraft playground system, complete with a climbing wall and the famous Neutron Spinner.
Site amenities such as benches and bike racks to complete the site. The selected colors compliment the newly painted buildings. They also selected our Sof Fall wood fiber safety surfacing.

Playground Equipment - Greystone Apartments, in Caldwell, Idaho

The LuckyDog Crew is always pleased to work with Kier Construction.

CJ. Stoddard – LuckDog Recreation, Playground Construction Idaho

Kier Construction

 

Tomlinson and Associates

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