Landscape Architect & Specifier News

SEP 2017

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September 2017 59 level and continue to 5' above the surfacing. Interactive play panels featuring motion and tactile experiences are located on 'nodes' along the ramped access route. A four-bay set of swings is also provided that includes two swings that can accommodate children with mobility issues. Additionally, rubber tile surfacing is installed throughout the play area. Nearby picnic tables allow users to take a break and rest. An existing storage building with a covered porch area was incorporated into the layout to provide a shaded seating area. WhyArts? provided local artists to paint a creative and colorful mural on the building to help tie it into the playground. The spray ground is 3,250 square feet and includes 29 Left & Middle, Bottom: The 25-year old playground at Benson Park was razed and replaced with a new 9,500 square foot play area. The play equipment and site furnishings are by Miracle Recreation. Rubber tile surfacing is installed throughout the play area. Middle, Top & Top, Right & Right: The spray pad covers 3,250 sq. ft. and incorporates 29 water play elements. The surfacing and the custom painted water features convey a pond theme. The polymer pebble-like surfacing is designed with waves of light blue, dark blue, green and lily pad accents. The spray ground equipment is from Water Odyssey.

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