Parks

A Visit to Shaw Nature Reserve

By: Christina Hughey I recently visited Shaw Nature Reserve located on the Meramec River, in Gray Summit. Although not everything was green yet, it was still quite beautiful! Shaw has many trails and provides many different hiking/walking opportunities. Shaw has a large prairie with a tepee...

Last Hurrah with Gravois Greenway Trail

Attention Gravois Greenway Trail users. There will be a "Last Hurrah" morning on Saturday, September 23rd from 8-11am at the Orlando's Event and Conference Center trail head. Coffee will be served and questions will be answered with the upcoming construction.     For more information, go to the...

Field Trip Friday: Maggie Daley Park, Chicago

By Jordan Wilkinson, PLA   My wife and I recently took a weekend trip to Chicago. We made an effort to do as much and see as much as we could during our 3 day trip. After making the obligatory trip to “The Bean” in Millennium Park,...

Smart Stormwater Solutions: A look at Forest Park in St. Louis

By: Jordan Wilkinson, PLA   This week, DG2 attended The Shaw Series Forest Park Stormwater Salon – a continuing education bus tour and discussion that highlighted several recent and ongoing stormwater solutions throughout Forest Park. If you are not familiar with the Shaw Series for Stormwater, these...

Field Trip Friday: NYC High Line

By Stephanie Hornickel, designer with DG2Home   Recently my husband and I took a grand tour of the New England area. Three of those days were spent in NYC doing all the tourist activities and sightseeing, while also enjoying details of gardens, fountains, pedestrian access and all...

Gravois Greenway

With timing of yesterday's blog post about using your greenway, exciting news of the first phase of a $13 million expansion of Grant's Trail, is scheduled to be completed by Spring of 2018.   Grant's Trail is a partnership with Great Rivers Greenway, Saint Louis County Parks, Orlando’s...

Go Use Your Greenways

By Jordan Wilkinson, Landscape Architect for DG2 Design   Great Rivers Greenway   The St. Louis region is lucky enough to have passed a ballot proposition in 2000 which created a one tenth of one cent sales tax to fund the creation of new recreational trails and parks throughout...

Designing Parks for Today

By Jordan Wilkinson, Landscape Architect at DG2 Design     Designing parks can be one of the most exciting and challenging parts of a Landscape Architect’s job. Many parks (at least well-designed ones) can be a direct reflection of society’s ever-changing state of mind. A good designer will...