Designscapes Colorado Commercial Team Receives a National Award of Excellence

Photo: In this play area, a sensory path, nest and sandblasted totem pole furnish the foreground, while salvaged logs give children the opportunity to feel various textures. 

Designscapes Colorado is proud to announce it has been awarded an Award of Excellence for Dickens Nature Farm Area by the National Association of Landscape Professionals.

Photo: In a series of play areas, this area features a vine tunnel, balance circuit and pole course. 

The St. Vrain river flood in 2013 was deemed as the state's costliest natural disaster. Using debris from the flood, the design at Dickens Nature Farm Area consisted of using salvaged logs, timbers and cobble deposits to create an outdoor, multi-age nature play area. For the park, we created log climbers, hillside climbs, gateways, benches, totem poles, a bike rack, sensory path, a sand point well and a cobble stream bed. The focal point of the park is a large fallen tree re-purposed for play that memorializes the parks transformation. 

Photo: The sensory path of the park outfitted with rocks, sand and logs gives children the opportunity to feel various textures. 

Each year, the National Association Landscape Professionals Awards of Excellence recognizes exceptional landscape, lawn care and interior plantscape design projects from around the nation. This year, 110 awards were bestowed for maintenance, design/build or contracting projects.

Congratulations to our Commercial Team!

About NALP
The National Association of Landscape Professionals represents an industry of approximately 1 million landscape, lawn care, irrigation, and tree care professionals. Through national advocacy campaigns, the association is growing the industry and its workforce. NALP offers its members professional development through education, networking and training and increase the professionalism of the industry through certification and accreditation programs. For more information about NALP, visit Also, visit for landscape information or visit and to explore career opportunities. 

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