About Great Western Recreation
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.
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.
In 1969, the same year Neil Armstrong made his historic first steps on the surface of the moon, 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.
In 2016, Great Western took another step in its journey. Steve handed the controls to his son Tyler Kyriopoulos and Lewis Painter. Tyler and Lewis wanted to expand both the geographical reach and the services of the company and rebranded as Great Western Recreation (GWR). In 2020, GWR expanded operations into Washington and Alaska, bringing the total number of states we serve to eight.
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.
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Our Design Team
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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.
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SOUTHERN ORANGE COUNTY, SAN DIEGO COUNTY, IMPERIAL COUNTY
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IDAHO, WYOMING, MONTANA
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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.
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.
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.
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!