Top 3 Reasons to Add USFS Standards to Your Toolkit
When planning your trail system, do the environmental constraints and permitting challenges bog you down?
When planning and designing for backcountry trails there are many constraints that one can encounter. These include unstable soils, stream and spring crossings, steep slopes, and critical areas, just to name a few. While being burdensome, there is always a solution and we should lean on our Federal Agencies to make your life easier and provide a solution.
Understanding Recreation Facility Maintenance is the First Step of Design
Long term maintenance needs and costs are often overlooked when designing recreation facilities. Prior to starting design work, you should evaluate maintenance budgets and capabilities. We see facilities that require labor intensive maintenance (extensive mowing, watering) and the use of harmful chemicals to keep the landscape healthy. This approach costs money and has detrimental environmental impacts that can and should be avoided.
Custom vs. Prefabricated Park Shelters: Which Way Should I Go?
- Bryan Cole
- Urban Parks & Recreation
Site Furnishings: A Few Things to Consider
We’ve all been there before: you select that perfect bench, bollard, or bike rack for your park or public space only to find out that within a week the furnishing was vandalized or even stolen. Site furnishing take the most abuse compared to any other park element, so before you select that perfect furnishing here are a few things to consider.
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