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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  • How an 11-year-old taught a former pro skateboarder and skate park designer a new trick

    How an 11-year-old taught a former pro skateboarder and skate park designer a new trick

    Kanten Russell helps create a Make-A-Wish backyard skate park—but he’s the one who rides away with new inspiration and perspective

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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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  • Ohio Senate Bill 2: What organizations need to do to comply—it’s about asset management

    Ohio Senate Bill 2: What organizations need to do to comply—it’s about asset management

    Public water systems in Ohio must have an asset management program plan in place by October—it’s time to ‘plan the work’ and ‘work the plan’

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  • Spokane’s new ice ribbon helps park slide into its next era—a year-round destination

    Spokane’s new ice ribbon helps park slide into its next era—a year-round destination

    Riverfront Park once hosted Expo ’74; before that it was covered in rail yards—now it’s home to the first ice ribbon on the West Coast

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  • The renovation of iconic Wrigley Field is an example of large-scale building recycling

    The renovation of iconic Wrigley Field is an example of large-scale building recycling

    Historic preservation inspires reuse on a massive scale at Chicago’s Wrigley Field—here are 5 ways this was no ordinary renovation

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  • Resurrecting a community centre

    Resurrecting a community centre

    Following a disaster, it was time to rally and support an important community resource

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  • Presenting Design Quarterly 02: Culture by Design

    Presenting Design Quarterly 02: Culture by Design

    Design can both reflect and transform culture

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  • Something for everyone

    Something for everyone

    Read Mike McIntyre and Kanten Russell's article in Parks & Rec Business.

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