Picnic Table Picks

Pilot Rock Picnic Tables come in many styles and colors, and their rugged construction withstands the pressures of public use. Tables can be rectangular or square, portable or stationary. Frames can be hot-dip galvanized or painted. Material options for the tops and seats include lumber, aluminum, 100-percent-recycled plastic, vinyl-coated steel or perforated steel. The plastics and vinyl coated steels are available in several colors. With so many style and color options, Pilot Rock tables can be used for parks, campgrounds, recreation centers, aquatic parks, pools, schools, cafeterias, lobbies and streetscapes. The tables can also provide wheelchair access.

R.J. Thomas Mfg. Co. Inc.: 800-762-5002

Popular Planters

Enhance your environment with durable, year-round planters from Smokers' OutpostTM. The planters are available in two sizes and are perfect for flowers, plants and small trees. Made of high-density polyethylene, they can stand up to any elements or passersby. Choose a Smokers OutpostTM model and add one of many waste receptacle options to beautify the area and keep litter out of sight.

Smokers’ Outpost: 866-571-3074

Call it Misty

Most Dependable Fountains lives up to its name with a new product that brings cool relief from hiking, biking and anything under the sun. The new Mister provides an effective cool-off to continue the park users' stay. It can be used along bike trials, at skate parks, amusement parks, zoos and aquatic facilities. Choose one of nine standard colors or stainless steel to customize the Mister.

Most Dependable Fountains: 800-552-6331

Holey Changes

One of United Receptacle's most popular outdoor product lines is the Howard ProductsTM H Series perforated steel line. A new round hole pattern in the perforated steel and wider center band gives the H Series a refreshingly modern look. The proven durability remains, with heavy-gauge, hot-dipped galvanized steel construction and Uni-Koat® powder-coated finish to ensure years of maintenance-free use. Choose from the same variety of freestanding and pole-mounted models ranging in size from 10-gallon to 63-gallon capacities. Additional features include retainer bands to hold poly bags securely inside the receptacle and bottom drain holes to prevent the accumulation of water.

United Receptacle Inc.: 800-233-0314

Sitting Pretty

Enhance your surroundings with Barco's Georgetown bench, an attractive addition to any indoor or outdoor setting, such as parks and forest preserves. The unique bench is made of 100-percent splinter-free recycled plastic, with cast-iron bench ends and legs. The graceful contoured style of the bench makes it comfortable as well. Available in four-foot, six-foot and eight-foot sizes and a variety of colors, the Georgetown bench's many options allow you to choose a bench that fits your needs.

Barco Products: 800-338-2697

Go Coastal

The Boardwalk planters and litter receptacles are part of the new Coastal Collection that was introduced by Litchfield Landscape Elements at the October 2002 NRPA in Tampa, Fla. These 26-inch-square furnishings feature a welded tubular steel frame with laser-cut steel sides and a three-inch toe kick. Litchfield's laser-cutting capability can produce almost any design for the side panels, which are highlighted by colored steel backer panels. The finish is either a baked-on electro-statically applied enamel or a baked-on electro-statically applied polyester powder coat.

Litchfield Landscape Elements: 800-542-5282

Panel Graphics

Windsor Barrel Works has added graphic side panels to its Clusters® Flat Top recycling receptacles. The plastic panel has graphics that draw attention to the recycling function. The panels can be added to standard and large Flat Top models. Choose from standard designs included in the cost or adapt original artwork at an additional cost. Graphic decals are sub-surface printed with UV-resistant inks for durability. The receptacles are made of recycled plastic lumber with a cast aluminum finish. They can be used as standalone trash or recyclable containers or in "clusters" that can be bolted together for stability and security.

Windsor Barrel Works: 800-527-7848

Everlasting Products

As one of the nation's leading manufacturers of premium recycled-plastic accessories, Great Lakes' reputation has been built on using the highest grade of materials along with best construction methods. Great Lakes uses the strongest grade of recycled plastic called "Everlasting Lumber"TM and stainless-steel hardware along with furniture-grade construction methods to produce the best looking and longest lasting products built in the United States. This indestructible material is virtually maintenance-free, 100-percent rust-free, 100-percent rot and crack-free, graffiti-resistant, insect- and termite-proof, and includes no heavy metal colorants. Great Lakes carries products from trash enclosures to signs-anything that can be made from wood we can make with "Everlasting Lumber."TM

Great Lakes Specialty Products: 800-505-7926