Landscape Architect & Specifier News

MAR 2017

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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oolite limestone sink holes and the silver bluff ridge inspired the depression and mounds used for exercise and free play. Since pedestrian access to the waterfront and other public spaces is an important feature of the park's design, parking was removed to create a centrally-located promenade that connects the park to City Hall, adjacent to waterfront restaurants and the marina. In addition to the promenade, the team designed several 10-foot wide curvilinear walkways along the perimeter of the park. The park's pedestrian walkways also connect to the Commodore Trail, a 5-mile paved pedestrian and bicycle route in Coconut Above & Left: 'Mast' trees Polyalthia longifolia and oolite limestone seating cubes populate the graveled promenade at the edge of the exposition lawn and children's play area. This choice was inspired by the natural oolite stone outcroppings in Miami's Coconut Grove area. Oolite is a Jurassic period limestone that formed in shallow seas from carbonate particles and grains of sand and shell fragments. It's often misidentified for coral. Portland limestone is oolitic. 66 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Continued on page 68 Regatta Park Continued from page 64

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