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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National Capital Park & Planning Commission and includes a timed 40-yard dash and a parkour challenge course. The course is fun for little kids to play on and exciting for adults to workout on, therefore serving a double purpose. There are also shaded tables nearby where seniors can rest and play chess or checkers. Another great example pertaining to the evolution of outdoor fitness equipment can be seen in the designs submitted to the Cleveland Design Competition by Pashek+MTR of Pittsburgh. Their plans incorporate dance and music as a way to get fit while also creating a sense of community. For instance, they designed an outdoor dance floor overlooking Lake Erie that would have buttons on the ground and that could play a note when stepped on. The idea is that one person could play a tune and receive some exercise, while a group of people could play a song and build a communal bond. Above: Specializing in outdoor workout equipment, one of Greenfields Outdoor Fitness' newest offerings, the Functional Fitness Rig, provides stations for those at advanced physical levels. Stations such as a rope climb, cannonball pull-up bar, high rings, suspension trainers and many others provide a highly rigorous workout experience. September 2018 71 Public Outdoor Fitness Parks by Greg Frank, LASN

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