Parks Currently Under Construction - Summer 2018

What’s in a Park?

Parks define communities and places, whether they be neighborhood, regional destination, or urban parks. From an aesthetic perspective, they artfully meld architecture and horticulture into original, inventive, and inspiring visual concepts. From a practical perspective, they are central to the wellbeing of a community and its citizens, encouraging active living and providing a crucial connection to nature.  

Parks are complex. It takes the mindset and skill set of both the artist and the scientist to create these vital centers of community life.

Components of Park Design

  • Amenity components for variety and diversity of activity

  • Play and recreation

  • Green and nature spaces

  • Sustainable, resilient design and materials

  • Healthy communities

  • Social gathering

  • Characteristics of quality

  • Features to support, encourage, and facilitate activity

  • Structured or unstructured activity

  • Park modifiers that enhance comforts and conveniences of park use

  • Interpretive features to mark context

Park Design Services

  • Design

  • Planning

  • Re-imagining

  • Analysis

  • Research-based design

  • Art