|Before: The Tables in June 2013|
Through last year, The Tables were located on a surface of granite slabs, surrounded by compacted gravel. With the growing enthusiasm for the ping pong area, the surface could not hold up to the high traffic and active use in the area. The transition between the two materials was hard to maintain, and with frequent divots, the surface was often unsafe or filled with puddles.
|Puddling and erosion created a hazardous condition at the back of the play area.|
The new area is bordered with artificial turf grass, and incorporates bold pops of orange and green color. This new color scheme reflects popular colors in the sport, mirroring orange from the balls and green from our Joola tables. The turf adds a softer side, reminiscent of flowers and plant material, but with the added advantage of being hardy enough to withstand the foot traffic in the area.
|After: The Tables on Opening Day 2014|
We find that many people who come to play ping pong in the park, spend longer lengths of time sitting. We decided to customize the furniture for this area to make users more comfortable. Coming soon, you'll see a set of ping pong specific furniture for the area with chairs, tables, stools, and a couple of benches.
|Simulation of new design for The Tables|
April - September
October - November
*All hours weather permitting