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Community Matters

At DVD our main mission statement is “Designing landscapes that create community” and that’s something we stand behind 100%. An important ingredient that goes into our public landscape designs is listening to what the city and the community wants.

Attending your city and community meetings is important to relying to your city staff and for design companies like us to listen to what you want in your parks, streets, sports fields, schools and other public landscapes.

Public parks are not only social gathering places for residents of the community, but they can also offer up youth programs, after school activities, educational opportunities, sports programs, cultural unity and much more.

Read this article for a great sample of what the money California State puts into parks does for the greater community.

“Every time we improve a park, we improve our city,” – Mayor of Long Beach, Robert Garcia.

Parks Make Life Better

Last month was “Parks Make Life Better” month but here at DVD we like to apply this motto into all the parks that we design and build all the time.

There are a number of ways our cities parks have made lives better and communities richer. Enhanced exercise equipment, fitness areas and running trails in parks encourage physical activity and health in our citizens. New and improved playground areas give kids a reason to get out of house and be more active. Quality picnic areas and shelters are easy hosts for many parties and gatherings. Art installations and displays spolights cultural significance and talent of a city. These are only a few ways parks make life better and enrich a whole community. How has your city’s parks made your life better?