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2016 LuckyDog Education Session at URPA and UCPA Events

LuckyDog makes plans to present to Park Professionals at URPA and UCPA events coming in March and LuckyDog is preparing this year’s education session on the ASTM-F1292-13.

As you know, every park professional should know the ins-and-outs of this technical document. And because the ASTM is not your typical leisure reading material, LuckyDog is making is simple, compelling, and interesting. See presentation description here: Ins and Outs ASTM-1292

2016 schedule is as follows:

Utah Cemetery and Parks Conference, UCPA March 7th

Utah Recreation and Parks Conference, URPA March 8th

Stay turned for locations and times.

Utah Recreation and Parks Association (URPA) Trade Show

LuckyDog Recreation was fortunate to play a big part in the Utah Recreation and Parks Association (URPA) Trade Show.

Utah Playground Construction Specialist

We started the morning with CJ Stoddard, LuckyDog Playground Construction Specialist, presented valuable information on Playground Drainage to Utah park and playground professionals. CJ brought his years of playground construction experience to his presentation.

CJ showed a huge variety of drainage problems the construction team runs into when they construct a playground in an area that has been poorly designed or even designed with the playground as solution for draining other areas.

He stressed the importance of planning ahead in order to create a playground that is stable, lasts a long time and is safe for children. There are some simple solutions for good playground drainage, especially when playground areas are well planned.

CJ always works with the 5 P’s of Playground Construction in mind; Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance. It is just good business, cost effective, creates a better product and a safe place for children to play.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nOy6I8YBzw

Representing Utah Playground Equipment Companies

Utah Recreation and Parks Association - LuckyDog RecreationJordyn Stoddard and I put together the booth featuring Playcraft Playground Systems and Dynamo Playgrounds. Playcraft Playground Systems are the top of the line when it comes to playground design. Dynamo Playgrounds are unique rope based playgrounds that ignite playground magic.

Although the booth featured the Utah Commercial Playground Equipment companies that LuckyDog represents. Playground professionals showed a lot of interest in LuckyDog’s playground surfacing options. LuckyDog’s top of the line Sof’Tiles© DuraSAFE™ Plus Series, manufactured exclusively with recycled materials, drew the most interest. It is not only beautiful but the most durable surfacing on the market.

Congratulations to Shauna Jo Eves, Program Coordinator for Uintah County Recreation District, for winning the playground inspection kit donated by LuckyDog for the big drawing at the end of the show. The UCRD provides year-round recreational activities including management over 11 regional and city parks and has a community center in Vernal that serves a region over 35,000 people.

Utah Recreation and Parks Association in Utah

URPA boasts 400 committed members that represent every major recreation sector in the State of Utah.

“The mission of the Utah Recreation and Parks Association is to actively support and promote the growth, development and preservation of recreation, leisure, parks, and natural resources in the State of Utah. This will be accomplished through: a. Development of high standards of leadership, facilities and programs. b. Acquiring and disseminating accurate information. c. Promoting interest in and understanding of recreation and parks.. d. Acting as liaison with the National Recreation and Park Association as an affiliate member.” URPA.org

If you are in the park or play industry in Utah join the Utah Recreation and Parks Association, take advantage the education, their magazine and shows.

A Big Thank You

Thanks to the Crew at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo for making sure CJ had everything he needed for his presentation.

Thank you to all of the volunteers that made this show happen.

And of course a big thank you to all of our LuckyDog Clients who stopped by the booth, you are the best!

Nicole Stoddard – Utah Commercial Playgrounds Equipment

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