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Start a Memorial Bench Program

Problem Solver - August 2015

Once all of this is determined, you'll need to establish a coordinator for the program, and then begin building community awareness. You can do this via local newspapers and radio, as well as placing a message in any direct mailings your organization sends out. Don't forget to make use of your social media page to let people know that sponsorships are available as well.

Find Green Site Furnishings

Problem Solver - August 2015

How can these products be used to encourage recycling? Many site furniture catalogs provide you with ways to promote green initiatives, particularly recycling initiatives. This can often be achieved with special lids and decals on existing litter receptacles or through recycling stations customized to accept your unique recyclables and litter.

Take It Outside

Outdoor Fitness Areas Brings Fitness to All

Feature Article - July 2015

Providing fitness equipment for free use at a park, along a trail or near a playground offers a smart way to build your community and help its members get more active.

Improve Your View

Find the Right Site Furnishings for Your Space

Supplement Feature - April 2015

Selecting site furnishings—from benches and picnic tables to trash receptacles, bike racks and more—is a crucial part of park planning. The right furnishings will enhance your space, and if you choose wisely, should last for the long haul.

Simplify Event Seating

Problem Solver - August 2014

Sometimes, you need to be able to provide seating in a variety of places throughout your community. When you want to do so quickly, transportable bleachers are an ideal solution. Even when there's a permanent grandstand located at your event, movable bleachers can be a great way to provide enough comfortable seating for everyone. What's more, temporary seating, such as transportable bleachers, can be a smart investment, paying for itself as you boost attendance, and eventually bring in revenues to help support your programs.

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.

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.

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.

Bling It On!

Accessorizing With Site Furnishings & Amenities

Supplement Feature - April 2014

The secret is out. From the supermodel on the Paris runway to the landscape designer downtown, they know that "bling"—the accessory—has the power to elevate blah to beautiful.