If you think that park renovation is a simple task that demands only a couple of dollars and a bit of good will – think again. Park renovation is often a homungous project that demands years of wark and a big amount of money. Refurbing the ammenities, cleaning the alleys and replanting trees, installation of proper additions like bike racks and dustbins, renovation of playgrounds… I could enumerate the needed changes for an hour or two and it wouldn’t be enough. You can see for yourself how titanic this task can be:
If you are looking for a nice set of bicycle racks to improve the exterior area around you, you might be interested in the projects below.
As you can see, the bicycle stands presented here are multi-purpose and can be used in many situations. Some are also portable – you can easily detach them from the surface and put them somewhere else if such need appears. This means that you have a lot of flexibility in bike placement around the park or any other area you wish to install them in. Always check out the offers of the bicycle stand providers to see which type will suit your specific needs, as the variety on the market is simply huge.
Have a bench that desperately needs some renovation? Check this quick painting guide!
Don’t throw your metal bench right away, it can be quickly revitalised with a simple spray paint! 🙂
The gallery below presents some of the more clever and nice-looking bike stands I’ve ever seen. I wish my park had one of those!
Some of those might seem simple, but they are excellently serving their purpose and look pretty unique, don’t you think?
It is an obvious knowledge, but you need trees to have a decent park. And you cannot plant them without a certain protection – parks are swarming with people, cyclists and animals and every single person can damage a young tree. That’s why tree protectors were invented. They serve a couple of purposes – first of all of course, they secure the tree in such a way that people and animals cannot break it. Secondly, due to their construction, they keep the tree straight and help it recover even from the strongest gushes of wind. Until the tree is strong enough to withstand the environmental damage and people’s activity, tree protector is necessary – without it, you will have a large patch of grass without any shade.
So, when you consider a park redesign or are submitting your ideas about park additions to the government, aside from obvious amenities like lavatories, water supply, bike stands and picnic areas do not forget about tree protectors if you wish to have more trees in the park nearby.
Benches are a well-known problem for urban planners – they have to be replaced constantly not only due to ever-present vandalism, but also due to extensive use – there is always not enough of them and the city government usually settles for the cheapest ones.
It’s not smart move, as the low cost of a cheap bench has to be multiplied by the number of times it has to be repaired or completely replaced. A steel bench is much more durable, looks better and although it costs more, it will serve its purpose much longer.