Parks & Recreation

Associated brings an integrated, full service team of planners, landscape architects, engineers, and environmental scientists to plan, design, and construct parks, athletic fields, and recreational facilities. Our services range from master planning of multi-sport facilities to detailed design and construction administration of single sports fields.  

Our team works closely with clients to ensure functionality and improved “fit” with the surrounding landscape, while providing value added aesthetics and site amenities. Our work is founded on meaningful client and public engagement.  We offer specialists with specific training in consultation and facilitation, as well as expertise in areas such as barrier-free design, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) and placemaking.

Our experience includes planning and design for trails, parks, sports fields, playgrounds, community and recreation centres, swimming pools, and marinas.  We have worked with communities to integrate sustainable design features such as solar energy, geoexchange systems, and rain gardens.

  • Mark Porter

    Mark Porter M.Eng., FIStructE, P.Eng., Struct.Eng., ENV SP

    National Practice Leader, Building Services

    • I have been combining my passion for structural design and sustainability for two decades. I believe in finding the best structural solution that demonstrates beauty and responsibility. My favorite material is wood, but I have worked with a wide range of different materials.
    • I enjoy spending time with my family. I love the outdoors - skiing in the winter and anything near or on the open water in the summer. I'm also constantly tinkering with my house.
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