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
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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
This school playground is aimed at young children, offering an exciting environment with plenty of sensory stimulation packed into a very small space....
Cow Hollow School
This public precinct project by ASPECT Studios is very large in scale, at 15,000 square meters. Included in the precinct is a new urban play space,...
Carve was asked by the municipality of the Hague to design an integrated play facility that eliminated the difference in play between children with...
Garden City Play Environment is a flowing space that promotes social interaction and healthy challenges for kids. Organic elements such as cedar logs,...
Garden City Play Environment
Stavanger is the base for Norway’s burgeoning oil industry, and home to a museum all about oil. When they were commissioned to develop a new park on...
This playground was designed and built on a tight budget but makes no sacrifices in creativity and fun play elements. All of the wood elements are...
Grimston Park Playground
Using the three existing landscape types in the park, plancontext created three “parks within a park.” These are: the Lake Park, the Forest Park,...
The Sculptural Playground is located in a formerly derelict area overlooking the historic centre of Wiesbaden in Germany. The design of the playground...