Landscape Architect & Specifier News

MAR 2015

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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(Continued from page 22) p l a y g ro u n d Above, Left The multicolored poured-in-place safety surfacing was manufactured and installed by sport surface specialties; a total of 10,200 square feet was used. The centrally located rock climber (seen here) has a slide and spider web net as well. PHOTO CreDiT: Cre8PLay Above, Right The misting water tower sits between two misting mushrooms, and is equipped with seating for up to 100 guests. This area also has 18, eight-foot tall misting cattails disbursed throughout the design. PHOTO CreDiT: Cre8PLay Middle This freestanding squirrel is one of many critters scattered throughout the playground, which also includes a joking gnome, a snake in the grass and ladybug steppers. PHOTO CreDiT: rene aLBaCeTe Bottom The playground has eight slides, including this fallen tree straight tube slide. This custom Cre8Play equipment also includes ladders, climbers, a tree fort and cave. PHOTO CreDiT: BrenDa iraOLa 24 Landscape Architect and Specifier News visitors in the form of a joking gnome, crawling critters, rabbit talk tubes, a Rastafarian frog drum, and even an abacus, and hints at the anticipated surprises that will meet them at the top of the hill. Custom Play Equipment More than 50 pieces of equipment manufactured by Cre8Play were installed by Custom Parks, including wood bark climbing trees, mushroom water misters, squirrels on trees, snakes in swamps, ladybugs on leaves, bears in caves, owls, acorn seats, and many more. The equipment is 100 percent custom-designed and made specifically for this playground, with intricately carved and hand-painted pieces composed of glass fiber reinforced concrete. The materials are projected to last for decades, and they can also be repurposed for other future uses. Multiple colors of poured-in-place safety surfacing was manufactured and installed by Sport Surface Specialties; a total of 10,200 square feet was used. Although the playground was complete in November 2013, the misting pad areas did not open until June 2014. It took a total of 20 months to complete the project.

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