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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Top, Left: Accessible and traditional play equipment were placed side by side. In addition to the belt, bucket, and adaptive molded swings seen here, wheelchair platforms and group swings are located in the park. Top, Right: Many of the play areas have synthetic turf surfacing with integrated anti-static technology. By reducing static shocks, the turf minimizes detrimental conflicts caused by shocks to cochlear implants, hearing aids, pacemakers, and other devices. Above: The splashpad is a zero water depth surface, offering a variety of water movement sensations in an interactive environment. It is approximately 1,000 square feet and includes ground level geysers, fountain sprays, misters, and thematic features (water garden, frog, and a leaf). All of the features put out relatively low gallons per minute to minimize water use. The splashpad drains to a sanitary sewer line, which drains directly to the city's wastewater treatment facility adjacent to the park. September 2017 81 "...children of all abilities can play together rather than be segregated based on their abilities."

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