Category: Landscape Architecture

Burlington Parks, Playgrounds Need Flood Repairs

Nearly 13 inches of rain descended on the City of Burlington, Wisconsin, last week – flooding the streets, leaving homes and businesses under water, and wiping out phone service, Internet, and power for days. The Fox River crested at 16.5 feet – smashing the previous record by 3 feet and prompting local officials to declare a… Read More »

Think Twice: Will That Tree Grow There?

A honey locust is a tough species, able to handle everything from browsing deer to rambunctious children. By Jacob Blue Trees are living organisms, not inert structures statically decorating our landscape. Those who forget this run the risk of repeated failures in which poorly selected trees placed in difficult environments result in unhealthy trees and… Read More »

Splashpads Hose Down Cost of Fun in the Sun

By Blake Theisen, PLA The hottest trend in parks and recreation across the U.S. is ironically known for its cooling effects. It seems like every park or green space is spontaneously springing a leak. But these “leaks” are actually carefully designed and often whimsically outfitted splashpads with colorful features that purposefully hold children’s interest. And… Read More »