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Visual Upgrades

Turn Basic Site Furnishings Into Recreational Enhancements

Supplement Feature - April 2010

This, according to recreation experts, is what more park districts are beginning to do to enhance the beauty of their sites—taking conventional site amenities and turning them into multipurpose furnishings or even works of art.

Back to Basics

Seven Guidelines to Creative Park Design

Supplement Feature - April 2010

Not quite.

Bottom's Up!

Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL.

Facility Profile - March 2010

The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Ill., offers visitors a chance to interact with nature and view tree species from all over the world. And now it offers something else: a new surface made from recycled beer bottles.

Before You Go…

The Power of Community Gardening

Before You Go - February 2010

After the recent catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, food security has been in the news as agencies try to get help where it is needed. But it doesn't take a catastrophe to leave plates and bellies empty. Food insecurity is not limited to Third World countries and disaster-stricken nations. It visits our own communities daily, where, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, an estimated 49.1 million people, including 16.7 million children, lived in households that experienced hunger multiple times in 2008. At the same time, an Institute of Medicine report from 2009 shows school-age children are not eating the recommended fruits, vegetables, whole grains and dairy products needed to build strong bodies.

Parks Are People & Place

The Intersection of Culture & Ecology in Landscape Design

Feature Article - November 2009

Award-winning landscape designs for parks across the country encompass a wide range of goals. Parks have always been about people, but they increasingly are incorporating an awareness of the value of the ecology of their surroundings, enmeshing cultural and ecological goals.

Blazing a Trail

Designing & Maintaining Trails for Today's Users

Feature Article - October 2009

When designing trails, you need to consider seasonal demands, locations and purposes—one size cannot fit all. And it doesn't have to. A wide variety of approaches have been taken to create trails and greenways with mass appeal.