ASLA/ACE Mentor Program Legacy Project

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In 2008, ASLA introduced the Legacy Project as a gift to the host city of the annual meeting and EXPO. The host chapter teams up with the local affiliate of the ACE Mentor Program to design a project to be installed after the meeting. Many EXPO exhibitors donate products and plants for the project, allowing ASLA to give back to the city that hosts the meeting.

This year's ASLA/ACE Mentor Legacy project is to renovate the schoolyard for the Patrick J. Kennedy School in East Boston. Working with School Administration, Boston Public Facilities Department, and interested community groups, the BSLA will facilitate a design charrette with students in the ACE Mentor program to craft a new design for the schoolyard. The design will feature new play equipment, site furnishings, artificial turf field, basketball courts, community gardens, and new plantings. After the charrette, BSLA volunteers will refine the design for Summer 2014 construction and ASLA will solicit product donations from its generous EXPO exhibitors. The newly improved schoolyard will be ready for students returning in September 2014.

Follow the Boston Society of Landscape Architects and the ACE Mentor Program at http://bslaace.wordpress.com/ for project updates.

Product Donations

The Boston Society of Landscape Architects is currently seeking product donations from EXPO exhibitors. A complete list of products needed are listed below. Please contact Brian Bacon, ASLA, at bbacon@brownsardina.com to donate.

Legacy Project Commitments:

ACO Polymer Products: Catch basin and trench drain
ANOVA: Ten benches and four trash receptacles
BCI Burke: Intensity playground system
Border Concepts: Edging material
Columbia Green Technologies: Four 15" x 20" sedum tiles
DuMor, Inc.: Six person picnic table
EJ: Cast iron tree grates
Eurocobble: 20" x 20" cobblestone panels
Freenotes Harmony Park: Musical Play Equipment
Freeman Company: Materials handling, drayage, and storage
Gale Pacific USA, Inc.: Fabric for the Shade Structure
Goric: Whirlwind play instrument
Haddonstone: Fountain
Hunter Industries: Full irrigation system
Iron Age: Grate
Kompan Playground Equipment: Two spinner bowls
Landscape Forms: Eight light poles
Sportsworks Northwest: Two bike racks
ValleyCrest: Project Contractor
Wentworth Institute of Technology: Site survey

Wish List/Products Still Needed:
Play equipment

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1

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1

1

2

Tuned Drums

Dance Chimes

Stone Abacus

Sand Water Table

Spaghettini

Custom Slide

Basketball backstop

Surfacing - Rubber and Turf

8500sf

12000sf

 

Fencing

1000lf

4

200lf

 

Concrete

1500lf

TBD

 

Soils

600cy

950cy

TBD

TBD

Rubber Surfacing

Synthetic Turf- brock pad, perimeter trench drain, turf anchor

 

 

Aluminum fencing, 3 Rail, 5' ht

Aluminum fencing Gates, 3 Rail,5' ht

Aluminum fencing, 3 Rail, 3' ht

 

 

Concrete walls

Structural footings and slabs

 

 

Soil Horticultural/Planting Soil (24" Depth)

Soil Sand-based Structural Soil (30" Depth)

Crushed Stone

Dense Graded Aggregate

Pavers, Edging, and Drainage

2000sf

2000sf

2000sf

 

2000lf

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

2" x 24" concrete unit pavers

18" x 36" concrete unit pavers

12" x 24" concrete unit pavers

(6000 total sf of concrete unit pavers)

Drainage Pipe

6" perf sch 40 perf pipe

4" perf sch 40 perf pipe

4" riser and grate

tensar fabric

filter fabric

Planting

2000sf

2500sf

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12

9

20

Ornamental Grasses (Carex vulpinoidea, for example)

Grass Seed Mix

Shade Tree, 4" cal.

Multistem tree, 12-14' ht clump

Intermediate Tree 10-12' ht single trunk

Ornamental Tree

Lighting

12

Pedestrian lights 14' ht

Shade Structure

1

Shade/Rain Canopy 16 x 20', water resistant fabric, color tbd

 

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