Landscape Structures Visit

2019-10-29T15:06:21-06:00Construction, News|

Last week, Upland team members Michelle, Maria and Liz visited playground equipment manufacturer Landscape Structures headquarters and factory in Delano, Minnesota. The Upland Design team accompanied Rick Bieterman from Nutoys Leisure Products and met with Pat Faust, President of Landscape Structures, and David Smith, Vice President of Sales to see what's new at LSI.

Palatine Has Two New Playgrounds

2019-10-01T09:15:47-06:00Construction, News|

Need another reason to Go Outside?  Visit two new playgrounds within the Palatine Park District system.  Lindberg Park and Dutch Schultz Park's both have brand new playgrounds with the help of Upland Design. Each include lots of climbing and sliding!  At Lindberg the shelter and walks have been renovated as well.  If you travel to

Wheeling Town Center

2019-05-06T15:03:16-06:00Architecture, Buildings, Construction, News|

Wheeling Town Center is a transit- oriented mixed-use development featuring 100,000 square feet of retail and 301 residential apartments units.  The new development is located between the Wheeling Metra Station, Park District recreation spaces and the Village Hall. With a new cinema and restaurants currently underway, it is going to be a great destination for

PARK(ing) Day in Downtown Plainfield

2018-10-05T19:42:42-06:00Architecture, Buildings, Construction, News|

On September 21, Upland Design participated in PARK(ing) Day for the second time. Starting in 2005, PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide celebration that encourages professionals, students, and community members to transform parking spaces into a parklet for the day. PARK(ing) Day is a fun, creative outlet to transform a small portion of vehicular

Community Build a Success!

2018-08-15T11:11:16-06:00Architecture, Buildings, Construction, News|

Over the weekend, Liz Dafoe from Upland Design participated in a community build in her hometown of Frankenmuth, MI. Over 40 volunteers came together to help construct play equipment from Landscape Structures. A 2-5 year old Weevos structure, 5-12 year old Venti Structure and swings were all pieced together and placed on Saturday. Upland Design

West Chatham Park – Turf Field Almost Finished

2018-05-14T20:15:04-06:00Architecture, Buildings, Construction, News|

New Artificial Turf West Chatham Park on Chicago's Southside is undergoing a transformation. The previous natural turf football practice field and baseball diamond are being revamped with artificial turf. This new field was designed to accommodate soccer, football and baseball/softball field with a 300' outfield. It also includes over a foot of gravel to

West Chatham Park – New Artificial Turf

2018-01-05T09:55:26-06:00Architecture, Buildings, Construction, News|

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

Thank You M.I.P.E .!


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