Anatomy of a Park: Essentials of Recreation Area Planning and Design

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"Dahl and Molnar enable the reader to experience the aesthetic and functional aspects of park design through the eyes of the people for whom parks are planned, designed, and built. The book bridges the gaps that often exist between park designer and park user, between landscape architect and park board, between administrators and maintenance staff. Readers will enjoy the witty and lively presentation of the principles that govern skillful plan interpretation and effective site design, addressing the modern-day challenges facing landscape
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Overview

"Dahl and Molnar enable the reader to experience the aesthetic and functional aspects of park design through the eyes of the people for whom parks are planned, designed, and built. The book bridges the gaps that often exist between park designer and park user, between landscape architect and park board, between administrators and maintenance staff. Readers will enjoy the witty and lively presentation of the principles that govern skillful plan interpretation and effective site design, addressing the modern-day challenges facing landscape architects, park administrators and personnel, and the communities they serve." The third edition includes a detailed treatment of creative funding solutions, including the ins and outs of grant writing and application. Readers will be better able to identify opportunities and generate ideas for building partnerships to help conceive and implement park projects. The authors engage the reader in thought-provoking discussions about multiple-use concepts, nature preservation and energy conservation, the increasing importance of cost-conscious budgeting, the valve of good design and durable construction, and the latest in computer-assisted park design and maintenance.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577662808
  • Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Ch. 1 Context: Past and Present 1
Ch. 2 The Umbrella Considerations 13
Ch. 3 The Aesthetic Considerations 33
Ch. 4 The Functional Considerations 47
Ch. 5 Plan Interpretation 79
Ch. 6 Site Design Process 85
Ch. 7 Plan Evaluation 101
Ch. 8 Good Park, Great Park 149
Ch. 9 The Bottom Line 155
App. 1 Selected Park and Activity Size and Facility Standards 171
App. 2 Selected Game Area Size Standards 173
App. 3 Field and Court Games 175
App. 4 Responses of Selected Trees to Recreational Use 176
App. 5 Suitability of Soils for Recreational Use 177
App. 6 Agencies and Organizations Offering Technical Assistance 180
Bibliography 181
Index 185
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