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
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