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Introducing Playground Designer Rhetta McIff

Earlier this year we were fortunate to have Rhetta McIff join the LuckyDog team. Rhetta is our new Creative Playground Designer. Her years of experience working with local municipalities have already paid off. Her playground designs are spot on when it comes to innovation and fitting the wants and needs of the customer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDLsxkcsABU&t=12s

Before joining LuckyDog Rhetta worked for the Utah Department of Health collecting student injury data from all Utah School Districts to assist with safety and prevention practices. Most recently she worked at her local city office building strong community engagement through revitalization efforts including local parks and playgrounds.

Rhetta and her husband Brett are parents of two active and dynamic children who keep them laughing every day.

We are honored that Rhetta has joined the LuckyDog Team and know you will love working with her on your playground projects. As the Creative Play Designer for LuckyDog Recreation, she is unique in her approach to every playground design she creates.

In Pursuit of Play,

Nicole Stoddard

Unique Setting For 3 Bright Utah Playcraft Playgrounds

Busy Bee’s Playhouse Day Care and School in Roy, Utah boasts 3 bright Playcraft Playgrounds.

We were thrilled to get the contract for Busy Bee’s Day Care and School playgrounds. It is not often that we find a company dedicated to kids and seniors alike. Or a company willing to build a playground specific to 3 different age groups.

UNIQUE SETTING

Heritage Park Care Center and Busy Bee’s Day Care and School have integrated to create a unique facility, the first of it’s kind for Dove Covenant. Both businesses are located on the same property creating a healthy blend of young and old.

FROM CONCEPT TO CONSTRUCTION

LuckyDog Recreation is also unique. We take you from concept to construction. In other words we are a full service company. We help you choose the perfect playground, design it for you and then build it. Also, we are the exclusive reps for Playcraft Playground Systems in Utah and Idaho.

You save both time and money. You never go via several companies to get the job done right the first time. If you have ever had the experience of building a playground you know what I mean.

WATCH THIS FUN VIDEO WE MADE FOR YOU…

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

BRIGHT COLORS

While designing the playgrounds, Lynnette Turner chose bright colors that matched the school building. She also created a layout that worked perfectly for the area.

Bright Utah Playcraft Playground by LuckyDog Recreation for Roy Utah Playground

Roy Utah Playground boasts Playcraft System by LuckyDog Recreation

Utah Playground Equipment by LuckyDog Recrreation
Don’t you just love the look of these brightly colored Playcraft Playgrounds?

Unique School Playground Equipment by LuckyDog Recreation and PlayCraft

This unique sand and water area is part of the playground common area.

DESIGNS AND PLANS

LuckyDog Recreation plans for Playcraft Plaground in Roy, Utah

The toddler trike track and the joint play areas pull this plan together.

Utah Playground Equipment layout by LuckyDog Recreation

Download Busy Bees Layout

Download Busy Bee’s Site Plan

Call me! We can design a Playcraft Playground to suite your specific needs.

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

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CJ: Thanks for all of the hard work. Everything turned out fantastic. Your team did an outstanding job.

Kevin Judd – Senior Maintenance Director, Busy Bee's Playhouse

April 27, 2016

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"The kids absolutely love the new playgrounds. There is still the same excitement as the first day they played on it. Such a huge thing for our center, so thank you!"

Jennifer Lindstrom, Busy Bee’s Director

June 23, 2016

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.

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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

Nephi, Utah Park Gets New Fun Playground Equipment

How much fun kids can have spinning on the Playcraft Gyro-Spinner™?

TONS OF FUN!

The LuckyDog Recreation crew has voted the Playcraft Gyro-Pod Spinner™ as one of our favorite units of playground equipment.

You can see why! This spinner is dizzy-making fun for grown-ups and kids alike. Even the small kids can figure out how to get the spinner going and keep up the circular motion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3Wk1iXEcBY

The Gyro-Pod Features

• Dynamic spinning action for six to twelve children!
• Heavy-duty powder-coated steel frame with Play-Tuff™ coated steel platforms
• Single, double, and quad configurations available

You can take a spin and check the other playground equipment we installed for the Nephi, Utah.
Canyon View Park
100 N. 600 E.
Nephi, Utah 84648

Add this Utah playground equipment to your list of must haves! It will make your top ten list of favorite playground equipment. Ask about the single-pod, double-pod and this awesome quad-pod Playcraft Gyro-Pod™ Spinner. And the kids at your school or park will be the proof!

Play On,
Nicole Stoddard of LuckyDog Recreation – Playcraft Playgrounds – Sales Rep.

Apollo Rotating Climber Brings New Fun to Bothwell, Utah Park

Town of Bothwell Utah The community playground in Bothwell, Utah keeps growing with new playground equipment. In fact, the park now boasts a new commercial playground rotating climber, a 21st century merry-go-round by Dynamo Playgrounds.

The children of the small community of Bothwell, Utah aren’t the only ones enjoying the PlayCraft Playground Equipment LuckyDog installed last summer in the community park. Families for miles around are getting in on the fun play action.

This summer, 2014, playground fun grew even bigger and better as phase two of the park went into production, and LuckyDog Recreation installed new rope climber commercial playground equipment.

Imagine a merry-go-round! You know, the ones from yester-year.

Now imagine that merry-go-round just got about 12’ taller and 10’ bigger around at the base. What? A spinning toy that is 12 feet tall? Yep! Now add to it the fact that children and their grown-up counter-parts that are kids at heart can climb, spin and giggle all at the same time.

This new spinning game addition, known as the Apollo Rotating Climber, is manufactured by Dynamo Playgrounds and is distributed and installed by LuckyDog Recreation.

Gary Feldman, volunteer playground project coordinator, says they have run out of room but will be adding seating and tables for picnicking very soon.

When asked how the community liked the new addition to the playground, volunteer Jay Christensen, the park construction coordinator said,
The Apollo has been a great addition to the playground. Kids run to it first and it seems like they can’t get enough of it.”

We second that emotion!

In fact, you should see what happened when the LuckyDog construction team stopped by to inspect the Apollo Spinner (or so they say. . . maybe they just wanted to go for a spin).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GtViYm8PDA

Notice the multicolored rope…very fun.

So what are you waiting for? Grab a child or two and head on over to the Bothwell, Utah Community Park.

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Have fun!

Nicole Stoddard, LuckyDog Recreation

Bringing you the best in Commercial Climbing Playground Equipment

P.S. Like the Dynamo Apollo Rotating Climber? Download specs here!

P.P.S. Calling Landscape Architects: Are you an architect who wants your commercial playground to be over the top and out of this world? Call LuckyDog Recreation for user name and password to gain full access to plans for this rotating climber and all the Dynamo Playgrounds, climbers playgrounds, nets, and “Imagination Series” challenge course games.

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Click and Save As to Download the Dynamo Commercial Playground Equipment PDFs:

Download Apollo Specs PDF

Download Dynamo Warranties PDF

Download Dynamo Color Choices PDF

Taylorsville, Utah Community Comes Together for Azure Meadows Park Update

It is amazing what a few people can do to bring a community together. Residents in Taylorsville and city officials got together to update Azure Meadows Park.

After a year of planning and lots of neighborhood volunteers the park opened on July 29th. Our very own Slyde the Playground Hound was there for the grand opening. He shared playground safety tips. The kids went wild for Slyde.

Slyde The Playground Hound

Over that two-day period, new playground equipment was installed and a wood chip base spread over the area. Previously, cement footings were poured, and eventually a large pavilion and walking trail will be constructed in the park. As resident Danny James said, it made him proud of both his neighbors and his city.

“I felt the efforts of the city to get this playground and park rebuilt and refurbished were wonderful,” he said. “They really stepped up and had so much involvement to get this done. The park had been vandalized many times over the years—the wood was chipped and splintered, slides had been removed. Now, the playground itself has brand new, safe, clean equipment, and the kids love it.”

Neighborhood Services Coordinator Rhetta McIff said the playground has some great new equipment, including a gyro spinner, swoop ladder, monkey bars, a club house and a pod spinner.

“It also has two huge slides, taller and longer than anything we’ve had before,” she said. The slides, which are 8 feet tall, are side-by-side and curved, allowing for “some great races between friends,” she said.

Read more @ The Taylorsville/Kearns Journal

We love participating in projects like this! We installed the playground equipment and the park shelter. Kudos to those the people of Taylorsville, Utah that made this park a reality.

CJ Stoddard – Utah Park Shelters and Utah Playground Equipment Specialist

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