The Park Bench

Park benches offered in many styles and materials Highland Products Group offers a full selection of outdoor benches in a variety of materials, including high-quality Teak Wood, ecologically friendly Recycled Plastic, Concrete, Thermoplastic-Coated Metal, Aluminum, and Decorative Cast Iron Frame Benches. Highland’s extensive line of park benches includes many benches that are part of our broader line of commercial site furnishings, making them ideal for country clubs, beach clubs, schools, universities, municipal parks, office parks, retail lifestyle centers, multi-family apartment complex, stadiums, arenas, office parks, churches, convention centers, restaurant waiting areas, and anywhere else a high-quality coordinated product mix of benches, picnic tables, trash receptacles, planters, and ash urns is desired. Whether you are purchasing a single bench for your home or you are purchasing 100 commercial benches for your factory outlet, lifestyle center, casino complex, university campus, golf resort, or state park, Highland Products Group is committed to your satisfaction. Did you know? New York City’s Central Park has approximately 9,000 park benches, which would stretch seven miles if placed end to end?How many people are you looking to accommodate? Industry standard states every 18” equals one seat. All outdoor park benches are available in a variety of sizes starting as short as 4 feet and measuring as large as 15 feet. If your trying to accommodate 20 people and want to know how many 6 foot benches they should purchase, simply utilize the below calculation. Convert 6 feet into inches = 72 inches per park bench. Divide the result by 18 to determine how many people can fit on one bench. 72/18=4 people per bench. The customer in this example will need five 6 foot benches to accommodate 20 patrons.How do I know what mounting option I need? There are three common mounting options industry wide. Portable, surface mount and In-ground mount. Each mounting option satisfies a specific requirement. Portable – A portable mount is required if you would like to move the park bench from one location to another. This is a non-permanent mount that will just allow the product to rest on a flat level surface independently without anchoring.Surface Mount -The surface mount option is meant for the customer that wants to anchor the park benches down so they are semi-permanent. This mounting option requires a concrete or asphalt surface in order to anchor bolts into the mounting surface. The surface mount option is one that can be flexible. If your customer wants to relocate the bench, they just need to remove the anchor bolts and relocate the bench to the location of choice.In-Ground – This mounting option is the most permanent of the three mounting options. The most common placement for an in-ground mount is in a grassy area or in an area that will have a future concrete pad. This mounting option requires more labor than the other two mounting options as a predetermined number of holes must be drilled a minimum of 16” below grade, concrete must be poured in each hole, and the frame must be set in the concrete overnight for curing. Once the concrete has cured overnight then the balance of the components can be attached to the already installed frame. This is a permanent mounting option and cannot be relocated once installed. There is a word of caution when utilizing in-ground mount. If the outdoor park benches are not at the proper depth below grade, the thaw and freezing conditions can boost the benches out of the ground. How do I know what material type I need? Where are you installing the product? If your venue is a Hotel and you want to place commercial benches along the beach behind the hotel, then you will need to recommend a non-corrosive material that will not rust in a salt environment. Our best recommendation would be either Recycled Plastic or Concrete. You will want to stay away from any type of material that has metal as a salt environment will just corrode any type of metal. If your venue is a park and recreation and you’re looking to purchase park benches to place throughout your property, almost anything goes. A key thing to consider is how much use these park benches will get. The use will determine how durable of a material you will need. Another factor to consider will be the maintenance schedule. In the industry we know that a park bench manufactured with wood requires the highest amount of maintenance. A great recommendation for low maintenance options would be recycled plastic or thermoplastic coated park benches. In a hurry with your project? The Park Catalog now has a ParkExpress program where a selection of our park benches for sale can be shipped in just 3 days. We stock up on our more popular commercial park benches so we can ship them to you quickly without sacrificing quality, craftsmanship or materials. Call our knowledgeable staff today to find the best commercial outdoor benches for your location.the park bench 1Park Benches The Park Catalog has supplied park benches to many locations in North America including office complexes, universities, shopping centers and other sites where high quality and long lasting products are needed. Our extensive collection of over 1,000 park benches for sale is sure to meet your specific needs. If you already know what you want, we invite you to browse our easy-to-navigate site including our resource library and order online, or a member of our sales team would be happy to help. Please contact one of our experts if you need help choosing the right commercial bench product for your venue. If you need a park bench quickly, with our ParkExpress program we can ship in just 3 days!the park bench 2Portable – A portable mount is required if you would like to move the park bench from one location to another. This is a non-permanent mount that will just allow the product to rest on a flat level surface independently without anchoring.Surface Mount -The surface mount option is meant for the customer that wants to anchor the park benches down so they are semi-permanent. This mounting option requires a concrete or asphalt surface in order to anchor bolts into the mounting surface. The surface mount option is one that can be flexible. If your customer wants to relocate the bench, they just need to remove the anchor bolts and relocate the bench to the location of choice.In-Ground – This mounting option is the most permanent of the three mounting options. The most common placement for an in-ground mount is in a grassy area or in an area that will have a future concrete pad. This mounting option requires more labor than the other two mounting options as a predetermined number of holes must be drilled a minimum of 16” below grade, concrete must be poured in each hole, and the frame must be set in the concrete overnight for curing. Once the concrete has cured overnight then the balance of the components can be attached to the already installed frame. This is a permanent mounting option and cannot be relocated once installed. There is a word of caution when utilizing in-ground mount. If the outdoor park benches are not at the proper depth below grade, the thaw and freezing conditions can boost the benches out of the ground.the park bench 3The Park Bench has some moments of genuine emotion, and the falling-in-love-over-literature idea is a solid one. But it never attempts to be more than a product of its genre, and in that way, The Park Bench is too limited for its own good.the park bench 4So, a man and a woman meet at a park bench and sit down to discuss literature. It sounds like the set-up for a joke, but it's pretty much all that goes on in Ann LeSchander's exceedingly modest, virtually two-hander debut feature that might have been more effective as an off-off-Broadway play. Depicting the growing attraction that develops between two mismatched people—a high-strung grad student on her way to becoming a librarian and the Hispanic man in need of tutoring to pass his English lit course—The Park Bench never manages to transcend its low-key premise. It may be endlessly talky, but My Dinner with Andre it ain't.the park bench 5Say this much for “The Park Bench”: It delivers on its title. Viewers get all the bench they can handle in writer-director Ann LeSchander’s exceedingly modest two-hander, but there’s a shortage of compelling conversation from its occupants. Though broken up by chapter titles, bits of animation and the occasional flashback, the vast majority of the action rides the pine, pairing a high-strung tutor with an earnest literature student for a flirty semester. Nicole Hayden and Walter Perez are winning in the lead roles, but LeSchander barely skims the surface of her book-smarts and his street-smarts, much less the cultural forces that keep them apart. A wisp of a romantic comedy at 78 minutes, the pic stands to come and go quickly from theaters, too, and its ancillary future seems limited to a showreel for its first-time filmmaker and stars.the park bench 6Following up on minor roles in the acclaimed TV shows “Mad Men” and “Friday Night Lights,” respectively, Hayden and Perez seize the opportunity for more screen time in “The Park Bench,” and their easy chemistry is by far the film’s most appealing feature. After meeting in the park for the first of their three-a-week tutoring sessions, Emily (Hayden) suggests they head to the room she reserved in the library, but Mateo (Perez) convinces her that Walt Whitman worked among “trees and stuff” and perhaps they should, too. It’s a defining moment in their broadly sketched relationship: Emily the prim, OCD, by-the-book type yielding to Mateo the spontaneous, sensual, live-by-your-wits type. She may know “Leaves of Grace” chapter and verse, but nature is his territory.

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