ICON Shelters Set These Parks Apart!

April 22, 2015

Mapleview and River Oaks Park Shelters
Grandview, MO
ICON Shelters and Burke furnishings 

The Grandview Parks Dept. had two outdated wood shelters in two different parks that needed new life pumped into them. Specifically, they wanted:

  • Dutch Hip Style with some additional “flare,” such as stone-wrapped columns or additional ornamentation
  • gutters and downspouts
  • basic power for security lighting

We met all of the park’s demands using ICON Shelter Systems and Burke furnishings, thus providing the total package!

ICON Shelters - I-ROC columnsICON Shelters - Stepped columnHow did we do it?

ICON shelters require far less frame and column structure than a stick built shelter and the ICON frame design eliminates bird nesting, which is a huge benefit to park shelters.

To get the stone rock columns, we used I-ROC. Another option that helped bring the overall cost of both shelters within budget was to use a stepped column in the second shelter, which gave the two shelters a slightly different look.

An aesthetic challenge was getting the wrapped columns with gutters and downspouts to look nice. Fortunately, ICON was prepared; they already had a preliminary design for a shelter with internally run downspouts. Both sites had enough fall that the water could be piped away and run to daylight.

Basic Power at Shelters for Security

Both shelters had a basic two LED light, ICON Solumin solar system installed; the Parks Department loved the idea of going solar for the basic need of security at the shelters. The quality and flexibility of offerings set ICON apart from the competition to meet the needs of these two park shelters. 

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