Category: Design for Outdoor Recreation


The following list of references is related to the chapters where they are most relevant. It will be noted that there is a substantial body of work on recreation planning, quite a lot on interpretation but much less on design. Access for people with disabilities is also well covered. Many of the design references are […]

Design process

The managers felt it was imperative that a completely fresh look was given to the area. The brief was simply to improve the quality of experience for the 400 000 visitors and to protect and enhance the scheduled ancient monument and the surrounding woodland. This implied that the facilities should be expanded to cater for […]

Design phase

This is the creative phase, where the objectives and outcomes of the analysis interact. It requires imaginative, creative thinking to achieve an integrated and successful resolution of all the issues. The design team should consider a wide range of ideas in seeking both well-tried and original ways of solving problems and maximizing opportunities. Concepts are […]

Stages of design

Once the brief is agreed with the client or client body, the typical stages of design are as follows. Survey/inventory key First, information is collected on: – physical aspects of the site, such as landform, geology and soils; water movement; terrain slopes and stability; – ecological aspects, such as plant communities; wildlife use; sensitive sites; […]