Recreational areas and facilities – parks, trails, bike paths, and playing fields – serve individual, family, and community needs. These places and spaces serve many purposes: economic – drawing people to a downtown area; social – drawing people to a concert or festival; health and fitness – trails and paths for walking, running, cycling; family – playgrounds that are safe and accessible; and municipal – quality parks and paths increase property values and attract people to buy or rent near them. It’s not just planting plants and placing pavement. Recreational areas should appeal to the physical and emotional aspects of their users.
Our team is active in the communities in which we work, and we use the same trails, bike paths, and baseball fields as our clients. We enjoy working in the field as well as playing on one. Location, site characteristics, municipal requirements, safety, and security are chief concerns. Our team is also proud to have worked on several veterans’ memorials as well as spaces that honor our first responders – Police, Fire, and EMS. We have designed universally accessible playgrounds, as well as paths and walkways.
Core strengths in the Recreation market:
- Non-Motorized Pathway Planning and Design
- Access Management (ADA)
- Pavement Network Management
- Wetland Delineation Surveys
- Maintenance Planning
- Recreational and Park Planning
- Emergency Response Planning
- Vehicle Parking and Space Allocation
- Capacity Maintenance and Operation Maintenance
When does a baseball field turn into a ‘miracle’?
When you build it, they will come, and if you build it to suit anyone, everyone will come. Our team has had the privilege of providing design work on a “Miracle Field,” a baseball facility for the impaired. The field had to be designed and constructed within strict ADA standards and with a lot of heart. Projects such as this hit a home run for all those involved.