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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Mission Bay Kids' Park provides a much needed respite in this urban environment, a place for children to play and families to spend time together. The park is the major playground for the community and acts as a hub and gathering place for residents who live nearby. The dedicated play space provides a place for children to be active. The unprogrammed spaces allow children to be imaginative and foster learning and exploration. Recreational spaces and seating provide places for picnics and family gatherings. Direct access to the park from adjacent housing and wide sidewalks that border the park provide a safe passage for families to visit the park. Pathways in the park afford residents a place to stroll and to take their dogs for a walk. An entry plaza at the corner of the park allows flexible space for community events. 78 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Left: 1 urban plaza with seating 2 open turf lawn 3 bioswale basin 4 picnic area 5 central pathway 6 bike parking & receptacles 7 main gated playground entrance 8 low play area safety fencing 9 bioswale 10 school age play area 11 school age turf berm 12 tot age play area 13 tot age turf berm 14 play area plaza with cork oak & picnic tables 15 sand play 16 nature play 17 willow tree 18 nature zone with animal impressions 19 open turf 20 playground picnic area 21 fescue grass mound with nature feature 22 redwood grove 23 secondary gated entrance 24 bench seating Team Client: Mission Bay Development Group Luke Stewart, director of design and planning Landscape Architect RHAA Cordelia Hill, principal in charge Tom Fitzgerald, project manager Keith Sattler, project manager (construction administration) Consultants Freyer & Laureta, Inc. Rich Laureta, civil engineer The Willow Farm Neil Curry, Willow Structure Artist Play Equipment Ross Recreation Equipment Recreation Republic (Kompan) Play Surface: Play Pour installed by Playgrounds Unlimited Fencing: AAA Fence Left: The school age play area offers large open and enclosed tower slides that incorporate climbing walls. Cushioned landings are courtesy of poured-in-place safety surfacing with understated two-toned colors. The project management group that oversaw the construction self-purchased all the site furnishings and play equipment, which allowed the park to be built for less than it would have traditionally cost. 2 1 3 4 5 7 9 8 10 14 18 22 12 16 20 24 11 15 19 23 13 17 21 6 9 8 23

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