Secret Suburban Park Planning

Well-planned suburban parks are being planned and supported -- discretely -- by a former strip-mall designer.
November 20, 2001, 6am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Fitz-Faulkner and several other community organizers began drumming up support. For the fantasy fulfillment, though, she turned to Robert Leathers, an architect and former strip-mall designer who is, arguably, the nation's leading playground illusionist. His 25-member firm, Leathers & Associates, of Ithaca, N.Y., has created more than 1,600 playgrounds that are considered the Lincoln Navigators of the swing-set-and-monkey-bar crowd. Some sprawl for acres and include structures like 80-foot dragons and three-story castles."

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Published on Monday, November 19, 2001 in Business 2.0
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