Category Archives: July 2010

The Proverbial Driver’s Seat

It was the summer of 1983. I had just graduated from college, and the employment outlook was actually worse than it is today. It’s true; you can check the record books. When people talk about the current recession and jobless rate, they always say, “It hasn’t been this bad since 1983.” I was young, inexperienced and struggling to find direction. My peer group was a misfit set of old high school buddies and their roommates from the local college; occasionally, … Continue reading

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Here To Spray

Known as a vacation destination to many, the city of St. Petersburg, Fla., is nestled on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. To those who call it home, the “Sunshine City” boasts a neighborhood gem–Dell Holmes Park. Known originally as Lakeview Park, it was renamed in 2003 to honor the city’s late parks director, Dell Holmes. For more than two decades, Holmes served the city and championed the park’s restoration. Shortly after the name change, funding … Continue reading

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A Recipe For Success

From spray cannons and slides to sneaky soakers, the elements that make spray parks such magical water worlds are quickly becoming the desired solution for recreational enhancement in a number of communities. Before deciding whether to build a spray park, it is imperative to take the necessary steps to ensure its success. By doing this, a designer can create a safe and successful spray park that will have a lasting impression on the community. Define Objectives First, it is important … Continue reading

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