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Find a Restroom Structure to Fit Your Site

Problem Solver - August 2014

Clean, safe and aesthetically pleasing restrooms can be a defining feature at your site, providing comfort to visitors whether you're located in a rural setting or set against an urban backdrop. When you install premanufactured concrete restroom structures, you get a quick, simple solution that can fit in well with your surroundings while standing up to bad weather, use and abuse.

Reduce Park Restroom Maintenance Costs & Improve Life Cycle

Problem Solver - August 2014

When park restroom designers or planners select components for their project, they often fall back on past practice and vendors. The same fallback practice for park restroom replacement parts continues the experience of the original component selection. In the past 10 years, innovative new components and system improvements have become available to increase life cycle and reduce maintenance costs. Some of those improvements are code-driven, and others come from vendors building park restrooms who provide extended warranties that drive the need for improved, longer-lived parts. Examples are everywhere, from toilet stall door latches that no longer latch to doors and jambs that rust from the hose-down maintenance. Light fixtures now have to meet new energy codes and vandalism is ever-present. The road to better answers is now here and growing with a plethora of new products that should be considered to close the chapter of light-duty design against life-cycle cost advantages.

Create a Park Centerpiece

Problem Solver - August 2014

When you think of the places and spaces that define a community, parks are at the forefront. Well-designed parks provide a place where people can gather to play and celebrate. When you provide a focal point to anchor the site, you create an unforgettable centerpiece for your community.

Create a Standout Gathering Area

Problem Solver - August 2014

Community parks are the perfect gathering spot. Whether it's a full-blown family reunion or a spur-of-the-moment picnic, when you're going to get together and dine al fresco, the park is the place to do it. Well-designed picnic areas aim to provide comfort and fun for visitors who are celebrating, dining and enjoying their time together.

Provide a Unique Look for Your Site

Problem Solver - August 2014

When you select shelters, pavilions, gazebos and kiosks that provide a unique look, your site can become a destination for members of your community and beyond.

Create Effective Memorials

Problem Solver - August 2014

Parks and recreation organizations often get requests from families, friends and community organizations to dedicate memorials. These can be beautiful plantings and gardens, dedicated trees, statues, or even site furnishings, such as benches with a dedication. There are many ways to memorialize and recognize someone in your community. Working with site furnishing manufacturers, you can create unique and effective memorials for your parks.

Keep Your Park Clean

Problem Solver - August 2014

Unsightly dog waste can be a big problem at public parks and trails. No one wants to come across such a mess while enjoying their favorite park or strolling along a walking trail. With the right solutions in place, you can encourage pet owners to clean up after their furry friends, keeping your park or trail clean and pleasant for everyone.

Update Your Bike Path

Problem Solver - August 2014

More and more communities are investing in improvements that enable citizens to walk, jog and bike. From bike lanes on city streets to bike paths and greenways, these amenities are a huge improvement for those who like to get from place to place under their own steam. But controlling traffic on these paths is important.

Provide Comfortable, Compliant Spectator Seating

Problem Solver - August 2014

For parades, concerts, sporting events and more, communities rely on bleachers to provide a place for everyone to sit. You can provide the bare minimum, but if you want to ensure safety and compliance with local codes and give everyone a comfortable view, you should consider bleachers with certain features that set them above and beyond the simplest options.

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Rx: Back to Nature

Before You Go - August 2014

Your prescription: Spend some time in nature.