It’s World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM) – a month-long celebration of designed spaces established by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).
#GrowingTogether to enrich and shape the vision for a community, all while positively transforming the landscape of the communities we serve has been the core of CHW’s landscape architecture and design services for almost 50 years. Our design approach is responsive to the existing character and proposed use of a site to create innovative solutions that ultimately result in successful spaces that create long-standing connections to our communities.
“Our landscapes are living—and constantly changing—components of our communities.” – Laurie Hall, CHW Director of Landscape Architecture
Innovation District Walking Tour
Our Landscape Architecture team joined UF students and Trimark Properties for a walking tour of Midpoint Park + Eatery and nearby local development. It was a collaborative afternoon as we moved through Gainesville’s historic neighborhoods that have been beautifully and thoughtfully merged with new community growth.
Thank you to the CHW team and Trimark Properties for sharing your love of the local community and your passion for blending rich history with our constantly evolving environments.
It’s the last week to celebrate World Landscape Architecture Month. Today we celebrate Landscape Architects’ role in the development of our parks and community greenspaces.
Legacy Park, the City of Alachua’s premier community park, sits on a 105-acre site and provides citizens and visitors with immediate and long-term recreational and cultural opportunities. CHW has worked closely with the City of Alachua over the last 10 years to develop its vision for the project, from initial graphics for fundraising and grant procurement to the development of a comprehensive Master Plan that will guide the site’s development.
Since then, CHW has worked with the City to design and construct the first two phases of the Master Plan: a ±40,000 sf Multipurpose Center, an amphitheater, restroom, and support facilities, an inclusive playground, and multipurpose sports fields. CHW provided construction documents for each phase, complete with associated plans for parking, multi-use paths, stormwater management facilities, utility infrastructure, landscape architecture, and other related improvements. CHW’s construction services teams also provided construction administration and inspection services for both phases.
It’s been said, Parks Serve as the Heart of Our Communities, and we couldn’t agree more. Our Landscape Architects set out to positively transform the landscape of the communities they serve.
The City of Alachua’s Legacy Park serves as the heart of its diverse community. Offering a wide array of services and outreach from its Summer Care Programs, Youth Sports (from gymnastics to basketball), to its community-led events like the first-ever outside showing of The Nutcracker.
It’s also home to the county’s first inclusive playground that welcomes community members of all abilities to play, learn, and grow together.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out Legacy Park’s free concert series!