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 spent the time “hanging” out with local kids and all the grown-ups responsible for making the new park a reality and the grand opening event a grand ol’ time for everyone.
Curtis Stoddard of Picture Perfect Playgrounds, the contractor that built the equipment, said the entire neighborhood was great to work with during construction. “We worry that kids will try to use the equipment before it’s complete. That can be dangerous and lead to accidents.
During the two weeks the neighborhood watched and waited for the playground to open, we never had an issue. Building a new playground for kids like that is what I love about my job,” said Stoddard.
“It’s the coolest park in the northern part of the state,” said Bob Ross, vendor for the unique brand of equipment made by playground company, KOMPAN.
Look for Slyde to re-appear during future phases of Ogden High Adventure Playground as it grows to include a full 6 acres of playground fun.