Landscape Architect & Specifier News

SEP 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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September 2017 51 Project Team Owner: City of St. George Landscape Architect: City of St. George Park Planning Division: Jeff Peay, Mark Goble Park Planner: City of St. George Park Planning Division: Van Phetsomphou Architect: Western Architect (formerly Western Design Group): Bill Western Civil Engineer: Jviation, Inc. (formerly Creamer & Noble Inc.): Phil Giles, Taylor Ricks Structural Engineer: Rosenberg Associates, Michael Robinson Project Manager: City of St. George Park Planning Division: Jeff Peay, Mark Goble General Contractor Phase 1: JP Excavating, Inc., Mike Evans General Contractor Phase 2: Bud Mahas Construction, Inc., Walker Melling, JR Ashton Faux Rock Contractor: Dreamweaver Specialties, Inc., Randy Paul Water Feature Contractor: Sunset Pools and Landscaping: Jeff Norton Train Track Contractor: Railworks Track Systems Inc. Gametime Representative: Great Western Park & Playground: Lewis Painter Landscape Structures Inc. Rep.: Sonntag Recreation: Chris Sonntag, Jeremiah Webb Others of Mention: City of St. George Parks Division, City of St. George Water Services Department, City of St. George Public Works Department, and the many gracious donors and volunteers special needs groups and others living in the greater St. George community. Members of the community were enlisted and involved in providing the artwork through the "Hands that Built the Park" donation program. Other groups and generous people joined together with the city to help fund and build this extraordinary park and playground facility. The city's park maintenance and technical crews were heavily involved with the landscaping. They were able to successfully relocate large donated palms and several mature trees to the park to provide instant shade and site impact. Many of the trees came from the park division's tree nursery. The city's park planning and park maintenance staff worked to coordinate efforts and keep the project on budget and within schedule. Thunder Junction offers sensory experiences, creative landscape architectural treatments and inclusive play options. This gem in the heart of southern Utah has been a labor of love for those who have worked on it and donated to it. It definitely warrants a visit. Above: The tot area offers smaller scale dinosaur fun along with an 'Expression Swing' (GameTime) that allows parents to sit on a swing across from their child's bucket swing, putting them face-to-face for a more intimate bonding experience. List of Manufacturers Specified for the Project Play Equipment: Landscape Structures Inc., GameTime Treehouse/Jurassic Fort, Triceratops Slide: Themed Concepts GFRC Dinosaurs: Cemrock Outdoor Musical Equipment: Freenotes Harmony Park Playground Surfacing: Notts Sport Shade Sails: Landscape Structures Inc., GameTime Pavilion: Classic Recreation Systems, Inc. Train: Chance Rides Train Depot: Classic Recreation Systems, Inc. Train Bridge/Entryway: Contech Engineered Solutions

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