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ASLA EXPO: Products Needed for 2013 ACE Legacy Project in Boston

We all love to do well by doing good, don’t we? Here’s a great way to contribute to the Boston community, save shipping your products home after the ASLA EXPO, and get recognition at the meeting!

In 2008, ASLA introduced the Legacy Project as a gift to the host city of the annual meeting and EXPO. The host chapter ASLA members team up with the local affiliate of the ACE Mentor Program to design a project using products donated by our generous EXPO exhibitors to be installed after the meeting.

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This year's ASLA/ACE Mentor Legacy project is to renovate the schoolyard for the Patrick J. Kennedy School in East Boston. The Boston Society of Landscape Architects will facilitate a design charrette with ACE Mentor students design the new schoolyard. The design will feature new play equipment, site furnishings, artificial turf field, basketball courts, community gardens, and new plantings.

A complete list of products needed are listed below. Please contact Brian Bacon, ASLA, at bbacon@brownsardina.com to donate. If you don’t see your products listed, offer them anyway. Brian and his volunteers will try to incorporate them.

We will recognize the Legacy Project volunteers, students, and product donors during the Opening General Session on Saturday, November 16, at 8:00 a.m., at the Boston Convention Center and in a special ad in Landscape Architecture Magazine following the meeting.

ASLA/ACE Mentor Program 2013 Legacy Project Wish List

Commitments to date:

ACO Polymer Products: Catch Basin and Trench Drain
Border Concepts: Edging Material
ValleyCrest: Project Contractor

Still Needed:

Play equipment
1 Play System
1 Tuned Drums
1 Dance Chimes
1 Stone Abacus
1 Sand Water Table
2 Whirlwind
1 Spaghettini
1 Custom Slide
2 Basketball Backstops

Surfacing - Rubber and Turf
8, 500 sf Rubber Surfacing
12,000 sf Synthetic Turf, Brock Pad, Perimeter Trench Drain, Turf Anchor

Fencing
1,000 lf Aluminum Fencing, 3 Rail, 5’ ht
4 Aluminum Fencing Gates, 3 Rail, 5’ ht
200 lf Aluminum Fencing, 3 Rail, 3’ ht

Concrete
1,500 lf Concrete Walls
TBD Structural Footings and Slabs

Soils
600 cy Soil Horticultural/Planting Soil (24” depth)
950 cy Soil Sand-Based Structural Soil (30” depth)
TBD Crushed Stone
TBD Dense Graded Aggregate

Pavers, Edging, and Drainage
2,000 sf 2" x 24" Concrete Unit Pavers
2,000 sf 18" x 36" Concrete Unit Pavers
2,000 sf 12" x 24" Concrete Unit Pavers
(6,000 total sf of Concrete Unit Pavers)
2,000 lf Drainage Pipe
TBD 6" Perf Sch 40 Perf Pipe
TBD 4" Perf Sch 40 Perf Pipe
TBD 4" Riser and Grate
TBD Tensar Fabric
TBD Filter Fabric

Planting
2,000 sf Ornamental Grasses (Carex vulpinoidea, for example)
2,500 sf Grass Seed Mix
9 Shade Tree, 4" cal.
12 Multistem Tree, 12-14' ht clump
9 Intermediate Tree 10-12' ht single trunk
20 Ornamental Tree

Site Furnishings
10 Benches
4 Trash Receptacles

 Lighting
12 Pedestrian Lights 14' ht

Irrigation
TBD Drip Irrigation System for Establishment of Trees

Shade Structure
1 Shade/Rain Canopy 16 x 20', Water Resistant Fabric, Color TBD.



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