About Great Western Recreation

Our Mission

To bring social, public, and private sectors together to create play and fitness spaces that positively impact health and wellness, promote understanding, and strengthen the community.

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Over 60 Years of Experience

Great Western has been specializing in complete park and playground solutions from design to construction since 1964. We offer customers a full range of commercial play equipment for children of all ages and abilities. We build recreational spaces that encourage multi-generational play.

We focus on providing the best the industry has to offer: Research-based design principles, innovative products, and high-quality installation services. Great Western can offer a variety of resources and design approaches for those planning and maintaining parks and playgrounds.

Both Great Western and GameTime are considered leaders in the playground industry. Why not partner with a leader. Our research, design principles, innovative products, and available resources are at your disposal.

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Our Story

Neil Armstrong made his historic first steps on the moon’s surface in 1969. That same year, Rich Boyce was beginning an adventure on Earth. He founded Boyce Recreation in Wellsville, Utah, and became the exclusive representative for GameTime in Utah and Wyoming. He continued exploring the world of play and recreation by expanding into Montana and Idaho, and later into Nevada.

In 1992, Steve Kyriopoulos, a former Parks Director for the City of Logan, Utah, began working with Rich. In 1999, Rich turned over the day-to-day operations to Steve. The company took on a new name – Great Western Park and Playground, Inc. In 2004, Steve looked westward and took steps to expand and provide park and playground products to the people of Southern California.

Great Western Recreation took another step in its journey in 2016. Steve handed the controls to his son Tyler Kyriopoulos and Lewis Painter. Tyler and Lewis wanted to expand both the geographical reach and services of the company, deciding to rebrand the company as Great Western Recreation (GWR). In 2020, GWR expanded operations into Washington and Alaska, bringing the total number of states we serve to eight.

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GWR continues to be the exclusive representative for GameTime, as we have for more than 50 years. GameTime is a leading manufacturer of commercial playground equipment for nearly a century. GWR also represents many complementary lines of commercial park equipment, including shelters, shades, site amenities, splash pads, bleachers, outdoor fitness equipment, athletic equipment, outdoor musical equipment, dog park elements, and more. We combine a comprehensive product portfolio with full turnkey services from initial design to field installation.

Our team includes ten full-time CAD designers, as well as a trained crew of order entry, customer service, and accounting specialists. We also employ seven CPSI-certified territory managers within our company who stay up-to-date with the guidelines from ASTM, CPSC, ADA, and IPEMA.

After 50 years, Great Western Recreation is more prepared than ever to provide the highest level of customer service, high-quality products, and a complete solution for all of your recreation projects. Let’s embark on a journey together, and build amazing places where people love to play.

Our Office Staff

The Great Western Recreation office staff is here to help you with everything from designs to orders to questions. Our customers come first at Great Western Recreation.
JENNY Rogers

JENNY Rogers

Office Administrator/HR

JENNY@GWPARK.COM
435-245-5055 Ext 108

Corey Gregory

Corey Gregory

Marketing Specialist

corey@gwpark.com
435-245-5055 Ext 130

Marco Guirado

Marco Guirado

Customer Support

MARCO@GWPARK.COM
435-245-5055 ext 132

Milisa Guthrie

Milisa Guthrie

Accounting Manager

MILISA@GWPARK.COM
435-245-5055 EXT 106

SHELLY BYTENDORP

SHELLY BYTENDORP

Customer Support

SHELLY@GWPARK.COM
435-245-5055 Ext 109

Valicia Fuller

Valicia Fuller

Customer Support

VALICIA@GWPARK.COM
435-245-5055 EXT 134

SARAUNA OPENSHAW

SARAUNA OPENSHAW

Manager of Sales Operations

SARAUNA@GWPARK.COM
435-245-5055 EXT 107

Tammy Casas

Tammy Casas

Customer Support

TAMMY@GWPARK.COM
435-245-5055 EXT 123

Tanner Stephens

Tanner Stephens

Construction Manager

tanner@gwpark.com
801-866-9381

Lynsie Ularich

Lynsie Ularich

Accounting Clerk

LYNSIE@GWPARK.COM
435-245-5055 EXT 126

Our Design Team

Madi Roath

Madi Roath

PROJECT COORDINATOR SUPERVISOR

MADI@GWPARK.COM
435-245-5055 Ext 103

LISA CLARK

LISA CLARK

PROJECT COORDINATOR

LISA@GWPARK.COM
435-245-5055 Ext 111

KEVIN DENZEL

KEVIN DENZEL

PROJECT COORDINATOR

kevin@gwpark.com
435-245-5055 Ext 100

Ben Richardson

Ben Richardson

PROJECT COORDINATOR

ben@gwpark.com
435-245-5055 Ext 127

Michaella Wood

Michaella Wood

PROJECT COORDINATOR

michaella@gwpark.com
435-245-5055 Ext 105

BRANDON GUYMON

BRANDON GUYMON

Project Coordinator

bguymon@gwpark.com
435-245-5055 Ext 124

Berkley White

Berkley White

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Berkeley@gwpark.com
435-245-5055 Ext 101

NATE DAVIDSON

NATE DAVIDSON

Rendering Specialist

ndavidson@gwpark.com
435-245-5055 Ext 125

Erika Burge

Erika Burge

PROJECT COORDINATOR

erika@gwpark.com
435-245-5055 Ext 120

Quinn Lawrence

Quinn Lawrence

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Quinn.lawrence@gwpark.com
435-245-5055 Ext 104

Our Sales Associates

Great Western Park and Playground is proud to serve as GameTime Play Equipment’s exclusive representative in Alaska, Washington, Southern California, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana.

TYLER KYRIOPOULOS

TYLER KYRIOPOULOS

PRINCIPAL PARTNER

TYLER@GWPARK.COM
(435) 760-5103

SAN FERNANDO, SANTA CLARITA, ANTELOPE VALLEYS, VENTURA, SANTA BARBARA, SAN LUIS OBISPO, KERN, INYO COUNTY, MONO COUNTY

KJ LECESNE

KJ LECESNE

TERRITORY REP

KJ@GWPARK.COM
(619) 876-6623

SOUTHERN ORANGE COUNTY, SAN DIEGO COUNTY, IMPERIAL COUNTY

QUINN CONNELL

QUINN CONNELL

TERRITORY REP

QUINN@GWPARK.COM
(435) 901-9544

NORTH SOUND, EASTERN WASHINGON

RYAN  RAKAUSKAS

RYAN RAKAUSKAS

TERRITORY REP

RYAN@GWPARK.COM
(401) 829-3306

SOUTH SOUND, SOUTH WESTERN WASHINGTON, AND THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA

LEWIS PAINTER

LEWIS PAINTER

PRINCIPAL PARTNER

LEWIS@GWPARK.COM
(435) 760-2416

NORTHERN UTAH

MYLES HARVEY

MYLES HARVEY

TERRITORY REP

MYLES@GWPARK.COM
(805) 320-9007

INLAND EMPIRE (RIVERSIDE AND SAN BERNARDINO COUNTIES) EAST LA COUNTY

NANCY CASEY

NANCY CASEY

TERRITORY REP

NANCY@GWPARK.COM
(907) 394-2577

ALASKA

GARY MAX

GARY MAX

MANAGING CONSULTANT

GARY@GWPARK.COM
(425) 750-7493

TAGGART CASTLETON

TAGGART CASTLETON

TERRITORY REP

TAGGART@GWPARK.COM
(714) 331-8895

IDAHO, WYOMING, MONTANA

BRANDON SEITZ

BRANDON SEITZ

TERRITORY REP

BRANDON@GWPARK.COM
(805) 910-5971

NORTHERN ORANGE COUNTY AND LA COUNTY

IGOR KREZO

IGOR KREZO

TERRITORY REP

IGOR@GWPARK.COM
435-245-5055 ext 128

NEVADA

NATE YOUNKER

NATE YOUNKER

TERRITORY REP

NATE@GWPARK.COM
(858) 344-0445

LA COUNTY

LINDSEY ERWIN

LINDSEY ERWIN

TERRITORY REP

LINDSEY@GWPARK.COM
(253) 988-7102

SOUTH SOUND, SOUTH WESTERN WASHINGTON, AND THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA

CHRIS GALIVAN

CHRIS GALIVAN

TERRITORY REP

CHRIS@GWPARK.COM
(360) 560-0531

EASTERN WASHINGTON

Independent Research & Innovative Design

GameTime provides a wide range of resources to help you design the perfect play and recreation project, including cinematic animations and renderings, CAD files, product catalogs, and programs and curriculum. We make all of these resources available at no cost to help you prepare your presentations and inspire your audience.

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CAD Designers

Our fully trained administrative staff consists of seven full-time CAD designers as well as additional team members in order entry, customer service, and accounting. We have 7 National Playground Safety Institute inspectors within our company who remain up-to-date with the guidelines from ASTM, CPSC, ADA, and IPEMA. We only sell the highest quality safest products found worldwide.

Outdoor Fitness Equipment

Great Western provides outdoor fitness equipment and solutions through GameTime. We help communities become more active so that they can combat the health risks associated with obesity.

Playground Equipment

Great Western has been offering GameTime playground equipment since 1964. Because GameTime has been a pioneer in the commercial playground equipment industry since 1929, this means Great Western offered the first commercially available inclusive playgrounds and were leaders in the advent of custom, themed playgrounds.

Site Amenities

At Great Western Recreation, we are all about the details. Choose from our wide variety of site amenities to put the finishing touches on your perfect park. We offer benches, grills, water fountains, and more!