Built Environment Description of Conan Park

Coan Park is a large open space divided into sections. These sections include a playground, an exercise station, tennis courts, a baseball field, a recreation center, courts for basketball and foursquare, pavilions, and an expansive field. It is located by the Edgewood neighborhood, a nicer neighborhood of Atlanta. I went to the park around 5:30, right as the sun was about to set. During this time the park was quiet, save for the occasional child playing or family talking. Cars seldom passed by, though the low roar of city traffic could be faintly heard. Roughly every ten minutes someone would walk past. Most were families or people walking dogs. The park was very grassy and had many trees growing, giving it a natural feel. It also felt very peaceful and welcoming, as the playground and exercise station were right by the parking. There was ample parking that was free, which encourages people to come. The area also had a nostalgic feel. Most prominently heard were families talking, children playing, birds chirping, and the bouncing of basketballs.   The playground is mainly yellow, red, and blue. By sticking to primary colors, a sense of childhood is evoked. It is medium sized, but has different types of areas. Some features include slides, climbing areas, a drum section, and tunnels. There are also two groups of swings. One set of four swings was for small children, while the other set of four were normal. The ground was make of a rubber mulch to provide a springy surface kids are less likely to get hurt on. There is one weathered green bench overlooking...

Pavilions at Coan Park

  There is one main pavilion with seating and one small pavilion with grills and a fireplace. There are eight benches scattered around the outside of the seating pavilion. The floor of the pavilion is octagonal. The smaller pavilion off to the side has four grills and a large fireplace. The pavilion is by the tennis courts and has bleacher seating facing the xylophones and the baseball...

Fence at Coan Park

  This fence runs from the tennis courts to the pavilions and xylophones. It is divided into three sections. Each section has colored segments. The first section has yellow pictures, while the other two have red sections. The art on each section has musical themes and people dancing. On the other side of the panels, the yellow are green and the red are blue. The green and blue sides have Egyptian hieroglyphics on them. They’re the same hieroglyphics on the tiles by the...
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