San Diego, CA Institutional
The Ronald McDonald House provides outdoor play amenities for children and their families that are staying at the house. Amenities for the younger children include play equipment with rubberized surfacing and an artificial turf area, which is surrounded by a bike track. Numerous raised planters with trees provide shading opportunities and informal seating. There is a beach themed outdoor play area with a “wave” wall and special hand-seeded lithocrete paving that extends into the building and runs the length of the courtyard.
The beach paving is adjacent to a gathering place for outdoor social events that includes barbeques and catering necessities. Other amenities include a cobblestone play area, a passive quiet garden, two donor recognition paver areas, and an active play area with a basketball court, four squares and hopscotch.