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A Place for Everything, Everything in Its Place

Furnishing Your Site Effectively

Supplement Feature - April 2017

If you find yourself sitting serenely on a park bench, taking in the surroundings, the last thing on your mind is probably the park bench. But there are people who have given a lot of thought to that bench, along with all the other furnishings that make a park a pleasant place to be.

Building Healthier Communities

The Ins and Outs of Outdoor Fitness Areas

Feature Article - September 2016

Outdoor fitness provides a way for everyone to get active without having to pony up for a gym membership, and communities are increasingly using them to boost their health.

Build A Park That Engages Your Community

Problem Solver - August 2016

In addition to active areas, you'll want to include things like picnic areas and seating for individuals and families, along with fountains and aquatic elements for people to enjoy. You want to create an oasis—a haven for the community to gather, be active and enjoy beauty.

Furnish Your Site Effectively

Problem Solver - August 2016

Also think about color. Steel furnishings can be powder-coated in a wide variety of colors to match the other features of your site. For example, you could install benches and waste receptacles near a playground in a color that matches your slides and swings. Recycled plastic is also available in a range of colors. Look to natural colors to suit a wooded site, or bright colors for a sports park.

Create an Attractive, Eco-Friendly Site

Problem Solver - August 2016

Wooden park benches and picnic tables are a popular option, but they eventually rot or splinter, and they need to be repainted or stained regularly. With high-quality recycled plastic, you will never need to paint or replace rotting or splintered boards.

Keep Tables & Seats Cool & Comfortable

Problem Solver - August 2016

Selecting and placing your site furnishings requires close attention to materials as well as orientation to ensure that seats and tabletops don't get too hot.

Create a Standout Campsite

Problem Solver - August 2016

Refuse containers should be located no further than 100 feet from a campsite. Make sure containers are durable and made of heavy materials. Receptacles should also be designed with lids that prevent insects and rodents from getting inside, and depending on the area, might even need to be bear-proof.

Create an Aesthetically Appealing Site

Problem Solver - August 2016

When choosing wood furnishings, you need to look for the highest grade woods possible. Durable and dense Ipe is a great choice for long-lasting furnishings that won't require regular application of preservative or paint.

Manage Waste & Recyclables

Problem Solver - August 2016

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Get Seating Where You Need It

Problem Solver - August 2016

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