Landscape Architect & Specifier News

MAR 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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68 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Continued on page 70 Grove that connects to Old Cutler Trail, an 11-mile trail that runs through some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the greater Miami area. Designing a public space that offers a garden feel while taking into consideration public safety and the use of local, low maintenance, high-quality and sustainable materials also was a priority. Custom designed hardscape elements such as coquina shell aggregate concrete walks, cut oolite limestone monument signs, bollards and seating cubes, as well as ADA-accessible fine gravel paths and seating areas, are some of the hardscape elements designed specifically for Regatta Park. Over 363 trees and palms were preserved and incorporated into the park's design. The mature southern live oaks trees inspired the creation of an allée, Java white Acalypha Simpson Stopper Myrcianthes fragrans Philodendron 'Burel Marx' Psychotria nervosa Wild Coffee Bahama senna Senna mexicana 'chapmanii' Florida gardenia Tabernaemontana In lieu of traditional playground equipment, the play area has a custom linear, undulating climber (Landscape Structures) with rubberized surfacing and a circular patch of 'Playground Extreme' artificial turf. Designed as a large depression and a series of mounds, the project was inspired by the area's oolite limestone sinkholes and "Silver Bluff" ridge, a 2-mile long low limestone terrace near the shore between the Miami River and Coconut Grove. Some 130,000 years ago the sea level was about 23 feet higher than today. Regatta Park Continued from page 66

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