Park Planning and Playground Design

The search for park and playground planning and design services for your NH or MA town recreational space stops here.

Terrain Planning offers comprehensive park and playground planning, and can create a unique design for your space that seamlessly integrates functionality with the natural world.

Trust the planning of your town’s next park or playground to the qualified design architects at Terrain Planning. Serving Massachusetts and New Hampshire towns our skilled team can take you through all phases from conception through construction. We have the project management skills to create safe, exciting, and enjoyable open spaces that are guaranteed to strengthen and enhance the recreational space of any community.

When a municipality decides to update an existing recreational space, or create a new one there are many steps that need to be taken to accomplish this goal. But the very first step in the process should be finding a qualified company to help guide you through the intricacies of planning and design. At Terrain, we understand the importance of creating a comprehensive strategy based on your needs that establishes a budget, timeline, and the design elements you are looking to have in your new or revamped recreational space.

Terrain Planning has been serving New Hampshire and Massachusetts homeowners, businesses, and municipalities alike for more than a decade. We have the knowledge, and experience to seamlessly integrate native plants, and other natural design elements to create a space that is beautiful year round and is sturdy enough to weather New England’s harsh winters.

Open Space – The Benefits of Parks and Recreation for Happier Cities

It has been proven that cities and towns with well maintained and welcoming parks and recreation areas provide numerous benefits to a community and its citizens. These benefits range from economic and environmental to social, health, and overall quality of life. Having well-planned parks and playgrounds brings the community together, and fosters feelings of inclusion and togetherness. The happiest cities, statistically, are those with great open spaces – and that’s no accident.

We Design Our Parks To:

  • Strengthen communities
  • Offer safe and secure places
  • Provide economic benefits
  • Promote health and wellness
  • Encourage social interaction
  • Protect environmental resources
  • Enhance overall quality of life

With us, you’ll get a comprehensive plan to unite the community under a common vision for the future of your open spaces.

At Terrain Planning we pride ourselves on our unique ability to integrate man-made structures with the natural world. Among our specialties in design:

  • Rowing ponds
  • Dog parks
  • Adventure and play structures for kids
  • Playgrounds
  • Bike paths and walking paths
  • Athletic fields
  • Tennis and basketball courts
  • Picnic areas
  • Gardens, trees and fresh landscapes
  • More…

The key element to designing a park or playground is the use of nature itself. Taking what’s present in the environment and making it more useful. At Terrain, we work with city managers, schools, community leaders and park directors to meet the specific needs, goals and budget of any organization.

Additional Services We Offer:

  • Landscape Architecture and Design
  • Land Planning and Master Planning
  • Project Management
  • Swimming Pool Design
  • Shoreline/Wetlands Permitting
  • Sustainable Landscapes

Some of our recent architectural and planning work can be seen in the following towns and cities:

New London/Lake Sunapee Region


Town Park and Playground Planning Design Experts Serving Communities Throughout NH and MA

Take a moment to check out our project portfolio and call us for a free consultation today (603) 746-3512. Offering park planning and playground design services in greater Bedford, NH and suburban Boston, MA. We are the architects to consult when it’s time to make your community complete with a park design or playground that will last through the generations.

About Terrain Planning

Terrain Planning is a NH residential and commercial landscape architectural firm staffed with licensed landscape architects specializing in landscape architecture design and planning, land use planning, wetland permitting, landscape design, landscape contracting and construction project management with a keen eye for both natural and sustainable landscapes. Landscape design and architectural services include backyard landscape design, outdoor kitchen design, swimming pool design, patio, drive and walkway design, outdoor fireplaces and fire pits, ponds and waterfalls, playground and park design, shoreline wetlands planning and permitting, shoreline erosion planning and construction, as well as residential development planning

Get In Touch

311 Kast Hill Road
Hopkinton NH 03229
Tel: (603) 746-3512

“Eric Buck with Terrain Planning is the most professional, versed, and creative architect that I have worked with in 30 years in the industry.”
ROB KEIM Keim Landscape Consulting
“Terrain planning and design have done several design projects for me. One of the few landscape design companies that will design and over see the project till the finish. Great company.”
Bryan Fournier Bryan Fournier Landscape & Irrigation
“We hired Eric from Terrain Planning to redesign the courtyard of our reproduction home in Henniker NH. The plans we received were absolutely top notch and beautiful.”
Russell Mann Henniker, New Hampshire

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