APA names Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park one of America’s Great Places for 2016
Congratulations to our longtime client, Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, which has just been named one of America’s Great Places! The honorees were selected by the American Planning Association from scores of nominations. Fairmount Park is 1 of only 5 in the “Great Public Spaces” category to receive the accolade.
The APA cites the Park’s exceptional amenities such as all-ability playgrounds, mountain bike courses, greenhouses, equestrian tracks and public art. Its long tradition of intelligent planning is also praised.
CGA developed design guidelines for signage and interpretation for Fairmount Park, which is the largest landscaped urban park in the world. The comprehensive system accommodates the wide range of environments found throughout the Park, from quiet hiking trails to the heart of the city.