Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association

u2014 ALE: Parx Casino

u2014 ALE: Parx Casino
Realty Landscaping Corp./Real Winter, Inc. http://www.realtylandscaping.com

2014 PLNA Awards for Landscape Excellence Winner
Category: Commercial $75,000 & Over
Award Level: Silver

Project Description:
Located in a highly commercialized area of lower Bucks County, the property that was once a declining horse track is now revitalized as Pennsylvania's #1 casino. Parx Casino is owned and operated by Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. and includes high stakes
gaming, horse racing, premium entertainment and multiple restaurants and amenities. It's doors are open 24 hours a day. In the midst of an economic downturn, Parx brought in many much needed jobs, stimulating the local economy.

The construction of the Parx Casino project began in 2008. The main portion our landscape installation ran the course of 2009 and into 2010. We originally were contracted to install a landscape that was already designed. The owner however was not totally satisfied with the design that he had commissioned, so we made a few recommendations to them. We took a leap of faith and installed one section of the landscape as a mock-up for a concept that we envisioned. Hoping to stir some interest and excitement and help the client draw in huge numbers of patrons, our concept included a high energy, formal and contemporary layout based upon low hedging and bright panels of color to match the Parx Casino logo. Lines were clean to compliment the building theme and layout. We were given the owners blessing right away and proceeded to redesign the majority of the newly re-developed site.

There were a number of demanding deadlines and site related challenges. The site is very windy and open. Large volumes of vehicular and pedestrian traffic pulse through the site's veins continuously. The scale of the building and property is immense. In order to complete a project of this magnitude, a large labor force was utilized. Overnight and overtime hours were sometimes a necessity. Our veteran supervisory team ensured a good quality product on demand. Great quantities of the highest quality plant materials were needed to soften the huge expanse of asphalt, concrete and building facade. Massive 20 foot evergreen trees were brought in as a wind break, softening the building and obscuring the view to the valet security areas. Views were kept open from the main road to allow visitors a clear view of building entrances and mega-sized digital signage. A hardy mix of evergreen, deciduous and herbaceous plant materials were used to stir seasonal interest year round. Bright colors light the way down the main boulevard, drawing in the masses toward the casino entrances. We installed an automatic overhead and drip irrigation system to help keep the windy site from drying out. To supply the expansive landscape with water, we provided a large pump, which pushed thousands of gallons of water through a 4” main. The two-wire system features a smart controller and pressure regulating heads.

The installation project as a whole was very successful. We took a plan that was given to us, made it our own, and turned our vision into reality. The client so satisfied that they've contracted us to maintain the landscape we implemented ever since. The casino shows no signs of slowing down. Thousands of patrons test their luck daily at Parx. The local economy, strengthened. The Lower Bucks strip is once again the place to be.

Plant Schedule
Trees:
6- X Cupressocyparis leylandii 8-10’ ht.
2- Ilex opaca 18-20’ ht.
37- Picea abies 20-22’ ht.
9- Picea abies 16-18’ ht.
35- Picea abies 12-14’ ht.
4- Pyrus calleryana ‘Aristocrat’ 4-4 ½” cal.

Shrubs:
1,171- Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea ‘Cr. Pygmy’ 3 gal.
2,954- Boxwood microphylla ‘Winter Gem’ 18-24” ht.
41- Chaemacyparis obtusa ‘Crippsii’ 3-4’ ht.
104- Chaemacyparis pisifera ‘Filifera Aurea’ 7 gal.
124- Ilex glabra 36-42” ht.
496- Juniperus conferta ‘Blue Pacific’ 3 gal.
223- Prunus cistena 5-6’ ht.
281- Pyracantha coccinea ‘Rutgers’ 3 gal.
463- Rosa ‘Meidrifora’ 3 gal.
143- Rosa ‘Radrazz’ 3 gal.
1,045- Rosa ‘Radcon’ 3 gal.
362- Spiraea japonica ‘Lemon Princess’ 10 gal.
113- Spiraea japonica ‘Lemon Princess’ 3 gal.
217- Spiraea japonica ‘Little Princess’ 10 gal.
369- Spirea japonica ‘Little Princess’ 3 gal.
246- Spiraea x bumulda ‘Goldflame’ 10 gal.
106- Taxus baccata ‘Repandens’ 18-24” ht.

Photo Credit:
Matthew P. Aubel, Realty Landscaping Corp./Real Winter, Inc.
Country: United States
Others who worked on this project: maubel
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