Sports & Recreation

  • From the Design Quarterly: Switching on the off-season

    From the Design Quarterly: Switching on the off-season

    Activating stadiums to create sports entertainment districts that strengthen a community year-round

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  • Need help funding your skatepark? This toolkit can help.

    Need help funding your skatepark? This toolkit can help.

    Stantec's Funding Services Toolkit can help your team break down the enormous task of funding a skatepark project into manageable steps

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  • Ditching the rink to skate on a rolling ribbon of ice

    Ditching the rink to skate on a rolling ribbon of ice

    Ice ribbons bring multi-season parks to winter communities and eliminate ‘idle ice’ in the middle of recreational rinks

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  • Play on: How to get the most out of your sports field with artificial turf

    Play on: How to get the most out of your sports field with artificial turf

    Artificial turf fields can improve safety, simplify maintenance, and enhance athlete performance

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  • The great debate: Synthetic or natural turf

    The great debate: Synthetic or natural turf

    Read Neale Stralow and Scott Buttari's article in Parks & Rec Business.

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  • What role do parks play in our communities?

    What role do parks play in our communities?

    Parks and recreation spaces are more than canvasses for creative design

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  • Why users enjoying the public spaces we design is the best reward

    Why users enjoying the public spaces we design is the best reward

    One vital element of every landscape project is public participation. As designers, we want to help the client deliver on what they promise to the community.

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  • Athletic fields and concussions: The key to safety is maintenance

    Athletic fields and concussions: The key to safety is maintenance

    With concussions a growing concern in sports, proper field maintenance is more important than ever

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  • Published in Seattle DJC: OSU football center opts for flexible lighting scheme

    Published in Seattle DJC: OSU football center opts for flexible lighting scheme

    Lighting design for college football facility focuses on flexibility, efficiency, and university branding

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  • 4 things to consider when tendering a stream project

    4 things to consider when tendering a stream project

    Scheduling a pre-bid meeting and having an experienced contractor are key to a successful project

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  • 5 reasons to rent a bike instead of a car during your next business trip

    5 reasons to rent a bike instead of a car during your next business trip

    An avid cyclist forgoes a car rental during his visit to Calgary─and it helped him stay healthy and connect with the community

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  • Why the Avenir Centre stands as Raven Spanier’s legacy

    Why the Avenir Centre stands as Raven Spanier’s legacy

    A tribute to my friend and business partner, whose vision of “Monctonia” lives on in this community gathering place

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  • Nature is a patient, not a machine: Looking at stream restoration through the medical lens

    Nature is a patient, not a machine: Looking at stream restoration through the medical lens

    We shouldn’t treat natural channel design like any other engineering project

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  • Stormwater pond muck: What is it—and why should it matter to you?

    Stormwater pond muck: What is it—and why should it matter to you?

    What are we doing with excavated sediments? Here’s how municipalities can save thousands of dollars while conserving landfill space.

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  • 7 ways to tell if a stream restoration project is successful

    7 ways to tell if a stream restoration project is successful

    What does a successful project look like the first few years after construction? Look for pools, riffles, vegetation, and little critters

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  • Kanten Russell: Chula Vista resident, advisor, past pro, and skate park designer

    Kanten Russell: Chula Vista resident, advisor, past pro, and skate park designer

    A past professional skateboarder and now a skate park designer, Kanten has changed the face of recreational skate parks. A Chula Vista native, he has led the design process of over 100 skate parks.

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  • Building urban energy resilience through education: The E-Pop Park

    Building urban energy resilience through education: The E-Pop Park

    How can spending time at a park today help ease the problems of tomorrow? At the energy pop-up park (E-Pop), visitors don’t just have fun, they learn about energy, too.

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  • [With Video] Your community needs a BMX track—here’s why

    [With Video] Your community needs a BMX track—here’s why

    A BMX track can be a great complement to athletic and recreation fields and continues to grow in popularity

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  • Issue 02 | Culture by Design

    Issue 02 | Culture by Design

    How thoughtful approaches can influence behavior and build community

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  • Opening day at Wrigley Field: A behind-the-scenes view

    Opening day at Wrigley Field: A behind-the-scenes view

    Take a behind-the-scenes walk through the Chicago Cubs home field campus that you haven’t seen

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