Landscape Architecture & Going Green
Industry Trends and Sustainability
Plants and Play
What is a Landscape Architect?
Designing Play Environments
Designing Outdoor Classrooms
Designing for Accessibility
Designing School Gardens
Play Research & Child Development
Injury Prevention Research
Nature-based Landscapes for Play
A History of Play
The 7 Cs
Environmental, Embodied, Experiential Learning
History of Outdoor Learning
Recommended Reading & Resources
Play Elements by Grade
Play Elements by Type
Play Elements by Activity
Phase 1: What parents can do on their own
Talk to Your Principal & School Board Approval Process
Form Your Team
Set Your Goals / Define Your Constraints
Know Your School
Product: Design Scope Document
Phase 2: Working with a design professional
Working with Design Professionals
Create a Plan
Phasing and the Future
Final School Board Approval Process
Product: Final Drawing Set for Construction
Time to Build!
The Construction Process
Getting Ready to Build
Demo and Recycling
Grading and Underground Systems
Constructing Walls and Structures
Paving and Ground Surfaces
Plants, Turf, and Irrigation
Site Furnishings, Equipment & Lighting
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Post Construction Warranty Period
Paving and Ground Surfaces
Turf and Trees
Rain Gardens and Green Elements
Shrubs & Hedges
School Districts by Province
Prince Edward Island
Meet the Team
Portfolio Tags: poured rubber
Blaxland Riverside Park benefits from a series of sweeping views that capture forest, field, and sky. The park design features big earthworks, a tree...
Blaxland Riverside Park
Brumleby is a historic social housing development built in Copenhagen in the mid-1800s, made up of a series of terraced houses. MONSTRUM’s design...
Constructed for the 2005 Federal Garden Show of Munich, BUGA combines poured rubber surfacing with grass mounds.
Using the three existing landscape types in the park, plancontext created three “parks within a park.” These are: the Lake Park, the Forest Park,...
Originally developed as a park following heavy bombing in World War II, Normand Park was revamped and opened to the public in 2008. It functions as a...
This project’s prime objective is reinventing the streetscape as a place of play. Carve took a typical dense Amsterdam street and transformed it...
This square acts as a schoolyard for a nearby primary school, as well as a public space. In the catchment area for the square is a home for the...
Public Playground Rotterdam
Rooke Reserve is a large-scale playground (15,000 square meters) located in an Australian residential development. The location and design of this...
This play area replaced a former parking lot that was converted into an underground parking garage. By moving the parking underground, an opportunity...