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Problem Solver - August 2013

Find the Right Furnishings to Suit Your Site


Creating the perfect park or other outdoor site requires careful consideration. Many elements go into the best sites, including well-placed and smartly selecting park furnishings. With benches, trash receptacles, bike racks, picnic tables and more, you can find furnishings beautifully coordinated to suit your site.

Q: We're designing our park site now. What should we know about selecting furnishings?

A: There are many styles and materials to choose from, and your selection can have a dramatic impact on your park's appearance.

When selecting furnishings, first think about your site and its uses. A formal park downtown will look better with classic lines and more elegant designs. A park site with an abundance of trees will look great with wood or recycled plastic furnishings. Play areas are dynamic spaces, and you can provide energy and an extra pop of color with furnishings coordinated to match.

Q: How can we provide a more customized look for our park site?

A: There's an abundance of off-the-shelf designs for site furnishings that can suit your site perfectly. Or, if you have more room in your budget, you can talk to your site furnishing manufacturer about customization options. They can design benches to curve around planted areas for a beautiful effect. Unique detailing on railings and receptacles can also provide an extra punch to help your park stand out.

Q: Our budgets are tight, but we still want to provide new site furnishings. What can we do?

A: You can find solutions to your budgetary concerns in your community. Local businesses and individuals might be willing to help sponsor furnishings for your site. Memorial benches provide your site with a beautiful amenity, while community members can recognize individuals and organizations with a lasting tribute. Talk to your manufacturer about the possibilities. Community members can donate the cost of new furnishings, and each piece will include a customized plaque that denotes the dedication.



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DuMor Inc.
800-598-4018
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