Landscape Architect & Specifier News

SEP 2018

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school outings," he said. "We're especially proud of our Parks & Recreation Department's 'Sensory Splash' program, which we created exclusively for special-needs children." Ecotourism has been an unforeseen benefit of the splash pad addition, and a pleasant one for Goodrich. "We've noticed many of the people coming to the splash pad travel here from cities throughout Southern Arizona. Whether they're visiting nearby friends or family, or it's the result of social media posts, we're delighted to host them." While only a portion of Marana Heritage River Park has been developed to date, its future is filled with possibilities. The popular Santa Cruz Walking Trail runs parallel along the length of the park, and plans include new retail, food, and event spaces. As more homes are constructed, and families continue to flock to this growing area, residents eagerly await Marana Heritage River Park's continued development. Team List Landscape Architect – EPS Group Splash Pad Aquatic Equipment – Aqua Design International Civil Engineer – EPS Group Architect – DWL Architects + Planners Structural Engineer – Caruso Turley Scott Electrical Engineer – Electrical Design Associates Irrigation Design – Coates Irrigation Owner – Town of Marana, Parks & Recreation Dept. General Contractor – Tri-Com Corporation Top, Right: Here, under the relentless Arizona sun, splash pad visitors are weary of the summer heat. Always a welcome sight on a hot day, these ten- foot-tall, bright sunflowers rain down a refreshing spray on all who pass. Bottom, Right: With a capacity for about 180 people, the Marana Heritage River Park splash pad provides countless hours of entertainment. Children can split their time between cooling off under sprays of water, and sweating it out on the adjacent playground. Covering about half of the splash pad's surface area, heavy- duty shade fabric stretched within a steel tensioned structure blocks up to 98.8% of harmful UV rays. September 2018 63

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