ADA Compliance Rules & Regulations for Picnic Tables and Benches

are your picnic tables ADA compliant?

PICNIC TABLES ADA Requirements for indoor tables at restaurants and bars were established to ensure seating opportunities for people in wheelchairs. According to the ADA compliance rules, if tables are provided, such as in restaurants and snack bars, and the tables are attached to the wall or floor (fixed), then 5% of the tables (or [...]

How the Federal Government Shutdown Is Affecting America's Parks on a National and Local Level

US National Parks closure sign at entrance to the Grand Tetons National Park in Wyoming

It's a dark period for America's national parks as our celebrated parks are taking a beating because of the government shutdown. Piles of trash and human waste have spurred volunteers to clean up the parks for free. While federal funding has been stopped for almost three weeks, the parks are still technically open. There are [...]

Powder Coating vs Thermoplastic - What's the difference?

Steel frame benches and picnic tables are the gold standard of durability, economics, stability and aesthetic appeal in metal outdoor site furniture. In recent years, advancements made in the coatings applied to steel frame outdoor furniture have improved their lifespan and resistance to all manner of wear and tear, especially rust and environmental conditions. While [...]

Five Ways Spending Time Outdoors Can Benefit Your Mental and Physical Health

Life can be a balancing act, and keeping up with work, family, and other responsibilities can take its toll. Technology has made it easier to spend more time indoors, but if you’re not getting enough time outdoors, you may be missing out on some amazing health and wellness benefits. Whether you enjoy taking a stroll [...]

The Benefits of Having a Dog Park in Your Community

The first dog park was started as a social experiment in Berkeley California in 1979. The park was a great success that came with many incredible benefits to the community and it inspired communities around the world to start their own dog parks. There are over 1000 dog parks around major cities today. Here are [...]