• VERY Brief study of the water use in the Lyndhurst Town Park in New Jersey

    by  • August 20, 2012 • New Jersey • 1 Comment

    I’m back analyzing Northern New Jersey playgrounds, but this time I not only have good things to say but a “higher” reason to say them. Believe it or not, there are some people in my family that still pay attention to the pics of my son I furiously email them on weekends. One of those family members is my mom, who’s one of the most talented architects in Fortaleza, Brazil.

    She happened to see a previous pic we took at the Lyndhurst Town Park and was intrigued at the sustainability of their Vortex water park. She ended up pitching it to a client and the client loved the idea, so she “commissioned” me to take more pics and investigate a bit further. The rest of this post, as well as the descriptions in the album below are in Portuguese, for her.

    Fotos do Parque Municipal de Lyndhurst, Nova Jersey

    De acordo com o pessoal da manutencao do parque, aproximadamente 90% da agua utilizada acaba sendo reutilizada. Os jatos d’agua foram desenhados para que toda a agua caia sobre o chao absorvente, mas a parte mais importante da absorcao eh feita pelo ralo central. A depressao do parque encaminha a agua para o ralo, que despeja a agua em um tanque situado ao lado do parque. Desse tanque, a agua passa por um filtro, e do filtro volta para o parque.

    Fotos Adicionais

    Eu acabei tirando fotos do playground que fica bem ao lado do parque aquatico. Esse playground tambem utiliza um chao de borracha, muito absorvente, que ajuda a reduzir trauma caso as criancas caiam no chao. Esse chao eh muito comum em parquinhos aqui em Nova Jersey e em Nova Iorque, mas eu nao tinha visto na Carolina Do Norte.

    Companhias que fornecem esse tipo de chao de borracha:

    Detalhes Importantes

    • A companhia que construiu o sistema se chama VORTEX
    • A Vortex eh especialista mundial em sistemas sustentaveis de agua
    • Eu recomendo muito assistir aos videos deles

    Para ver as fotos em RESOLUCAO ALTA, clique na rosca no canto direito superior da imagem e clique em “VIEW IN FULL RESOLUTION”.

    P.s – The Lyndhurst Town park is our 2nd favorite park in the entire NJ/NY area. It’s by far the cleanest and safest, and in our opinion, loses only to Hoboken. Hoboken’s pier park deserves a post of its own, soon, and it currently ranks #1 in family entertainment.

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