New Artificial Turf West Chatham Park is getting new multi-purpose artificial turf fields with the planning help of Upland Design. Permeable gravel is being placed at the new fields by Albry Construction this week. Mayor Rahm Emanuel along with Michael Kelly of the Chicago Park District, and Forrest Claypool of Chicago Public Schools led the
On January 12, 2017, the Midwest Institute of Park Executives (M.I.P.E.) announced that firm principals Michelle Kelly and Heath Wright are their 2016 Outstanding Associates. This award is presented to a vendor member who has made exceptional contributions to the organization throughout the year. Upland Design staff continues to enjoy supporting M.I.P.E. while attending workshops
Engstrom Park Grand Opening This past weekend, the Batavia Park District celebrated the re-dedication of its 14 acre Engstrom Park. Upland Design led the multi-phase renovation and is pleased to be involved in another great project in Batavia. In order to accommodate a summer full of festivals and the soccer season schedule, the site improvements
Houston Street Planters This week the City of Batavia, Batavia Park District, Batavia MainStreet, and other local volunteers came together to install new plantings along Houston Street in Batavia. The City of Batavia saved approximately $33,000 by using volunteers rather than hiring a crew. The planter updates now include Boxwood, Roses, Catmint, Alliums, and Daylilies
Building Dynamic Playgrounds Check out Michelle’s great article about Dynamic Play featured in March’s issue of Parks and Recreation Magazine! It features Hiawatha Park as a great example of utilizing the some of the nine key elements highlighted for building dynamic playgrounds.