Landscape Architect & Specifier News

MAR 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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March 2018 91 Middle & Bottom: RRM designed San Luis Obispo Skate Park as a multiuse facility. The plaza can accommodate vendors and events. There is a community plaza, bleacher seating, a raised platform that serves as a stage, picnic tables, restrooms, an amphitheater of grassy terraces for awards ceremonies, music or movies in the park and a perimeter walk with built-in seating. RRM also designed the other park features: multiuse enclosed courts used for basketball and roller hockey, large grassy expanses, 2 softball fields, and a playground with adjacent picnic areas and multiple horseshoe pits. and in some areas the skate deck transitions onto the sidewalk. A linear plaza provides a new programmable space that can be used for a variety of events and gatherings in addition to providing a spectator area. Located at the west end of the skate street course, the amphitheater functions as informal stadium seating for people watching and a place for skate tournament award presentations, as well as a venue for community concerts and movies in the park nights. Skate parks by their nature contain large expanses of concrete paving. To provide a more comfortable environment for its users, the design includes planters with mature trees and the multiuse amphitheater with grass terraces. As a response to California's urgent need to conserve water, the amphitheater terraces are irrigated with a subterranean drip system that virtually eliminates evapotranspiration. 5 10 13 20 20 14 15 15 17 18 16 16 111 6 6 2 2 3 4 4 1 7 9 8 8 8 19 12 Key to Park Features 1. Grassy Slope 2. Group Picnic Area 3. Playground 4. Restrooms 5. Flexible Grass Area 6. Maintenance Access Driveway 7. Main Parking Lot - Approx. 108 Spaces 8. Individual Picnic Tables 9. Stormwater Detention Basin 10. Hockey/Multi-Use Court 11. Community Plaza 12. Skate Park 13. Amphitheater 14. Horseshoe Pits 15. Neighborhood Access 16. Cellular Telecommunications Facility 17. Softball Fields 18. Softball Parking Lot - Approx. 24 Spaces 19. Entry Sign 20. 'Concrete Jungle' Sculpture

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