Landscape Architect & Specifier News

SEP 2018

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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Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek, California, (a community located about 20 miles east of San Francisco) is a truly awe- inspiring project that changes the overall feeling of a community and brings excitement and life to an otherwise tired and dated park. Carolyne Challice, architect with the city of Walnut Creek, brought together a support team of designers to makeover Heather Farm Park. The team included a collaborative effort from landscape architect Brian Kilian of Borrecco/ Kilian & Associates and Miracle Playsystems, a manufacturer's rep of Miracle Recreation Equipment Company. The existing 30,000-square-foot play area was one that had dated back to the early 1990's and needed a major renovation to bring it to current code compliance and to bring the fun back. Heather Farm Park is the largest public park in the city of Walnut Creek, which includes an aquatic complex, tennis Above: The All Abilities Playground at Heather Farm Park, located in the East Bay Area town of Walnut Creek, Calif., was designed jointly by Brian Kilian of Borrecco/ Kilian & Associates and Miracle Playsystems, and included custom-designed play equipment, artificial rocks, boulders and fallen trees, special shade structures, and colorful pour-in-place rubber surfacing. 64 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Providing Play for All by Kit Steven, Miracle Playsystems Landscape Architecture by Borrecco/Kilian & Associates

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