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Matching articles for Park Sites & Trails - Site Furnishings: 64

Choose Materials to Meet Site Needs

Problem Solver - August 2018

Metal furnishings are most often made from aluminum or steel, both of which are popular choices. Be sure to look at the gauge of the metal used; the lower the gauge number, the thicker the material. Aluminum furnishings are affordable, durable, naturally corrosion-resistant and light enough to be moved about easily.

Creature Comforts

Select the Right Furnishings for Your Site

Supplement Feature - April 2018

Whether your park setting is a peaceful wooded area or a bustling city square, there are furnishings that will meet your needs, providing comfort for visitors and the right aesthetic for your park.

Spruce Up Your Site & Ease Maintenance

Problem Solver - August 2017

Never worry about recycled plastic furnishings being outdated or out of style. These products are demanded year after year, and are some of the most popular options for park and recreation locations nationwide.

Find the Right Tables for the Right Spots

Problem Solver - August 2017

One thing to remember when installing accessible picnic tables is to be sure your site provides easy access. A parking lot nearby, as well as accessible walkways and paths are essential to ensure people of all abilities can get to the site.

Develop a Beautiful Site

Problem Solver - August 2017

Be sure to look for the highest-grade woods. Durable and dense Ipe is a great choice for long-lasting furnishings that won't require regular application of preservative or paint.

Install Site Amenities

Problem Solver - August 2017

Before you begin furnishing your site, think about the setting and usage. You'll want to select furnishings that fit in to create an aesthetically pleasing space. Choose materials, colors and styles that enhance the use and look of your site. There is a wide variety of design, material and finish options.

Manage Waste Efficiently

Problem Solver - August 2017


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.