Parks / Recreation / Play

Learn how to play a critical role in advocating and designing for a variety of parks, recreational facilities, and children’s play environments. Best practices will be shared on critical topics including:

  • Reconnection to nature
  • Health-related concerns
  • Fostering youth
  • Safety consideration
  • Universal design
  • Integration of public art
  • Creative placemaking
  • Sensory play
  • Innovative and artful playgrounds
  • Risk management
  • Nature based play
  • Rails to trails

Upcoming Events

The Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS): An Introduction to HALS and the Short Format Historical Report - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Aug 30

The Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) mission is to record historic landscapes in the United States and its territories through measured drawings, written histories, and large-format photography. The National Park Service oversees the daily operation of HALS. The American Society of Landscape Architects provides professional guidance and technical advice through their Historic Preservation Professional Practice Network. The Prints & Photographs Division of the Library of Congress preserves the documentation for posterity and makes it available to the general public.

Examples of HALS baseline and mitigation documentation prepared by professional landscape architectural practitioners will be shared along with examples of landscape architectural university programs using HALS to teach site documentation to students. Anyone may prepare HALS documentation for the open ended collection to promote preservation, and this presentation will explain how to prepare a HALS Short Format History for submission to the annual HALS Challenge competition.

Objectives:

  • Understand how to prepare HALS documentation for the open ended collection and promote preservation.
  • See examples of how to incorporate HALS into landscape architectural practice with baseline documentation and mitigation projects.
  • See examples of how to incorporate HALS into a landscape architectural university curriculum for teaching site assessment and documentation to students.
  • Learn how to prepare a HALS Short Format History for submission to the annual HALS Challenge.

Parks / Recreation / Play Store

Planning for Play: Designing Innovative and Artful Playgrounds in Central Park to Meet the Standards – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (ARC151006)

Date: Oct 6, 2015
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00

Practical Considerations for Play Activities and Risk Management in Design of Natural Play & Learning Environments – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (ARC150827)

Date: Aug 27, 2015
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00

Designing Urban Nature into Children’s Play and Learning Places - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (ARC150604)

Date: Jun 4, 2015
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00

SITES Certified Parks: Lessons Learned - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (42)

Date: Nov 24, 2014
Standard: $185.00
Members: $50.00
Associates: $40.00
Students: $25.00

The Wilds: Integrating Natural Systems and Outdoor Learning Environments - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (43)

Date: Nov 24, 2014
Standard: $185.00
Members: $50.00
Associates: $40.00
Students: $25.00

Rails to Trails and Beyond: Former Margins, Future Connections - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (27)

Date: Nov 21, 2014
Standard: $185.00
Members: $50.00
Associates: $40.00
Students: $25.00

Sustainable Planting Design: A New Model for Large-Scale Urban Parks - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (28)

Date: Nov 21, 2014
Standard: $185.00
Members: $50.00
Associates: $40.00
Students: $25.00

Risk Management at Nature Play and Learning Areas: A Risk Analysis Approach - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (ARC140917)

Date: Sep 17, 2014
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00

Pop Up Adventure Playgrounds: The (ARC140408)

Date: Apr 8, 2014
Standard: $185.00
Members: $50.00
Associates: $40.00
Students: $25.00

Light in the Public Realm - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (24)

Date: Nov 18, 2013
Standard: $185.00
Members: $50.00
Associates: $40.00
Students: $25.00