Re(creation): how landscape architecture may remediate Winnipeg's high school athletic facilities
The purpose of this practicum is to evaluate current standards for Winnipeg’s high school athletic field development, and suggest alternatives to conventional methods. This document is structured to support the argument of developing athletic fields to not only satisfy the needs of the school, but the needs of the surrounding community as well. Using active transportation principles as a guide, this practicum provides the opportunity to improve connectivity and circulation within an established Winnipeg neighbourhood. Furthermore, active transportation provides the framework to support a greater variety of recreational activities on a site that currently receives limited use. The final design serves as a proposal to perceive high school athletic sites as more than fields, but as a community resource within the larger network of the city-wide active transportation system.
Landscape architecture, Athletic fields, Sports turf, Recreation, Winnipeg