J.A. Brennan

Increase Public Outreach Success with an Online Survey

By | 2018-03-22T20:27:21+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Design, Parks, People, Projects|

SurveyMonkey is an easy to use tool that helped our project reach a lot of interested people. While the public meetings had 30-50 attendees, the online poll gathered over 1,000 responses in just 6 weeks! Jim Brennan discussing Wayne Golf Course vision as part of public outreach J.A. Brennan and our colleagues at MAKERS and

Facilities and Parks Spotlight Award

By | 2018-03-22T20:27:22+00:00 May 30th, 2014|Design, News, Parks, Projects|

The Washington Recreation & Park Association (WRPA) recently awarded Don Morse Park in Chelan a Facilities and Parks Spotlight Award. “Spotlight Awards highlight excellence and achievements in the field of parks and recreation by honoring the amazing efforts of public agencies.  Facilities & Parks Awards recognize the highest standards in design, development and renovation of

Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas, Final Rule

By | 2018-03-22T20:27:22+00:00 November 27th, 2013|Design, News, Parks, Projects, Thoughts|

by Dan Shaw The ABA Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas final rule went into effect on November 25. Anyone involved in outdoor accessibility issues in a federal setting will likely be affected by the final rule. Changes in materials need careful consideration, (Juanita Beach Park, Kirkland, WA) Several of us at the

Things Are Happening at Entiat Park!

By | 2018-03-22T20:27:22+00:00 October 30th, 2013|Design, News, Parks, Projects|

  Construction is underway for the Entiat Park Revitalization project.  Here's how it looked last week. Here's a zoom-in look at the future! Here's the whole plan... J.A. Brennan is currently providing construction support services for the 30-acre waterfront (5,600 linear feet) park remodel.  Our multi-disciplinary team (AJEM, Pacific Engineering, Z Engineers, HV Engineers, Nelson

Riverview Park Ecosystem Restoration Update

By | 2018-03-22T20:27:23+00:00 August 24th, 2012|News, Projects|

J.A. Brennan is part of a consultant team working with the City of Kent and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to create a habitat enhancement channel on the Green River at Riverview Park.  In this photo, the 25’-deep side channel excavation is nearly complete. The contractor, Performance Systems, Inc., is busily working to complete

Evaluating the Performance of Bio-Swale Plant Material

By | 2018-03-22T20:27:23+00:00 July 11th, 2012|Design, Projects|

by Drew Coombs Background In 2008-2009 J.A. Brennan provided design services for a bio-filtration drainage system at Marra-Desimone Park.  We collaborated with Davido Consulting Group to improve roadway drainage in this South Park neighborhood for Seattle Public Utilities (SPU).   For more background info see here. We return to the site two to three times a year

Riverview Park Ecosystem Restoration

By | 2018-03-22T20:27:23+00:00 June 14th, 2012|News, Projects|

J.A. Brennan recently completed multiple illustrative graphics, which were used in the project ground-breaking ceremony, and in other public outreach and informational efforts. J.A. Brennan is a member of the consultant team that worked with the City of Kent and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to design a Habitat Enhancement Channel at

Japan Trip Part 1: Tokyo Observations

By | 2018-03-22T20:27:23+00:00 June 11th, 2012|Design|

By Mike Perfetti This spring I spent about 10 incredible days in the Land of the Rising Sun - Japan.  In Japan, I found a complex story of a culture and landscape – a country full of contrasts and contradictions evident in its landscape, culture, and history.  The island of Honshu is home to the