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Park Structures

All Together Now
How to Achieve a Unique, Impressive Community Gathering Place

Guest Column - September 2014

When you outfit your park with a unique amphitheater, you create a beautiful community gathering place that will provide decades of entertainment and fun.

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.

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.

A Suitable Shelter

Web Exclusive - February 2014

For the Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation tribe, a planned tepee-themed shelter will serve as a gathering spot and focal point for this community in the far northern reaches of Alberta, Canada.

Serious About Shade

Shelters & Shade Structures Enhance Sites, Protect Patrons

Feature Article - October 2013

The right shelter or shade structure can make a big difference in the look and feel of your site. You can use shade and shelters to enhance your site's aesthetics, as well as protect patrons from sun. You might even boost revenues in the process.

Find the Shelter to Fit Your Site

Problem Solver - August 2013

Be sure to talk to your manufacturer about durability, and how well the shelter can handle the prevailing climate conditions at your site. Whether your prone to hurricanes or blizzards, you'll want to be sure that your park structures can withstand whatever the weather can throw at them.

Give Your Park a Beautiful, Unified Look

Problem Solver - August 2013

You can start by looking through the many existing offerings manufacturers provide in their catalogs, but you don't need to stop there. Many manufacturers will let you take those existing designs and enhance them by changing the color and shape, from the simplest of rectangles to more ornate hexagons and octagons.

Portrait of a Winner

Tuscarora Township Wins Shelter

Web Exclusive - January 2013

Tuscarora Township in Michigan was the lucky winner of a beautiful shelter at the NRPA Congress this past October. Learn more about how the township plans to utilize its windfall.

Are You Covered?

Shelter & Shade Trends, From Sun Protection to Customization

Feature Article - October 2012

Parks, pools, and sports and recreation facilities rely on shelters and shade structures to provide sun protection, as well as an aesthetic kick for their facilities.

Meet Accessibility Requirements in Athletic Field Structures

Problem Solver - August 2012

In Florida, for example, the requirement is to provide vertical lifts for access to the booth, as well as meeting spatial requirements for the disabled in the floor plan of the booth itself. In most states under the International Building Code regulations, when the score booth reaches more than five individuals, vertical accessibility is required. Vertical accessibility is described as a wheelchair lift, which can be enclosed or open, internal or external. The approach and safety considerations also must adhere to code.