April is World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM). It's an important time to consider landscape architects' work on playgrounds and outdoor recreation spaces. Landscape architects help us design so many of the playgrounds and fitness spaces across Canada.
Read on to learn how you can join us in celebrating landscape architects and their amazing work.
What is World Landscape Architecture Month?
World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM) was established by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), but it recognizes landscape architects' work around the world. WLAM is a month-long international celebration of landscape architecture and its vision for public play and recreation spaces.
Communities in Canada and around the globe have strong connections to the spaces landscape architects create—many are just not aware of it. During WLAM, GameTime joins with our talented friends and colleagues in landscape architecture to showcase and publicize their work.
How Do Landscape Architects and Playgrounds Go Together?
One of the many areas of a landscape architect's expertise is playgrounds and park renovations. Landscape architects help communities tell a story with recreation spaces and play areas. GameTime helps landscape architects bring their vision to life.
Besides the innovative and award-winning playground equipment we manufacture, we provide landscape architects with design and planning resources. We make CAD files available for all of our products on our website and on CAD Details so designers can quickly add playground equipment to their plan.
For customers who want to visualize the space before construction begins, we use tools like SketchUp and Lumion to provide a realistic view of what's to come.
How Can You Join in the Celebration?
The theme for WLAM 2021 is “Growing Together.” As part of the 2021 theme, landscape architects have teamed up with EARTHDAY.org to sponsor The Great Global Cleanup 2021.
Throughout April, landscape architects will organize community cleanup projects to remove millions of pieces of trash from green spaces, urban communities, and waterways in Canada and around the world.
EARTHDAY.org will spotlight individuals who join in the world’s largest coordinated volunteer event on social media. Follow their Instagram account to see their efforts.
Doing Our Part For Sustainability
GameTime is proud to do our part to preserve and protect natural resources. For nearly a century, we’ve created products made from responsible materials, manufactured sustainably, and designed to be easily reclaimed at the end of their life cycle. GameTime recycles an average of 30 tons of paper and cardboard each year - that's the carbon equivalent of taking 23 cars off the road. And we recycle more than two million pounds of steel annually, keeping it out of landfills.
Let’s Design Something Amazing
GameTime employs and works with landscape architects to create innovative play and recreation spaces. We support our landscape architects with design and presentation tools like CAD details, SketchUp, and Lumion. Together, GameTime and landscape architects bring a community’s vision to life.
Learn how we partner with landscape architects and communities by contacting the GameTime design expert in your community.