07-29-2013 The children of Azure Meadows Subdivision, Taylorsville, Utah, were surprised, educated, and entertained by a special guest appearance of Slyde the Playground Hound. Slyde made his appearance in celebration of a new park playground grand-opening.
I Spy Slyde
8/28/2013 The City of Taylorsville Utah shut down one of their busy roads for the day to promote "getting outside." Everyone was encouraged to come out and bring their bikes, scooters or their walking shoes! At our booth kids played bean bag toss for a chance to get stickers and a Slyde book. There were a lot of really fun booths and great people. Best of all Slyde the Playground Hound showed up and spread the word about playgorund safety!
Thanks to everyone who came out!
“Slyde visited Central Manor Elementary School in Washington Boro, PA on May 4, 2012. Excitement was in the air as children eagerly waited for the official opening of their new playground equipment installed by River Valley Recreation, Wrightsville, PA. Slyde was there to participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony and to remind all the boys and girls to play safely on their new play gym. A fun time was had by all!
October 2011 - Ogden Utah - Slyde the Playground Hound made a surprise visit to the grand opening of Ogden High Adventure Playground in Ogden, Utah. Located downtown at 18th and Childs Avenue, the new equipment boasts of being unlike any other park in all of Northern Utah.
Ogden High Adventure Park is the first phase of a much bigger park planned and funded by a grant awarded to Weber County. In addition to a climbing structure with slides, there is a skate board simulator and independent play equipment that was enjoyed by numerous kids from the neighborhood and beyond.
SLYDE The Playground Hound entertained and educated children and guests of the Township of Jefferson, New Jersey, at the grand opening of an all-inclusive play structure and the Township’s largest play area to date. According to playground designer George Herberger, Vice President of Ben Shaffer and Associates, “After designing and installing several BCI Burke pocket parks for the township, I was asked to provide a state of the art playground that was totally inclusive to children of all abilities.”
SLYDE GOES EAST
Slyde the Playground Hound made a special guest appearance at the 84th annual National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Convention in Baltimore, Maryland, April 2005. Slyde draws a large crowd where ever he goes. At the NAESP convention attendees waited in line to be photographed with everyone’s favorite playground safety hound. The BCI Burke Company, corporate sponsor of Slyde’s program for playground safety awareness, awarded six lucky elementary schools with live Slyde appearances valued at $200 each.
SLYDE GOES WEST
Playground safety advocate Curtis Stoddard brought SLYDE The Playground Hound to a group of school age children in Sri Lanka with a gift of SLYDE’s playground safety program. Before introducing SLYDE to the children, the teacher shook her head “NO” which really means “YES” to Sri Lankans. The youngsters listened attentively to the story of SLYDE The Playground Hound as read by Curtis. High-five’s and giggles were exchanged while visiting on the front steps of the children’s school.