If you grow it, they will come to play.
Chuck Pula, parks and recreation director for Winter Springs, Fla., submitted this photo of the topiaries in the city’s 103-acre Central Winds Park. The park — which includes various ball fields, pavilions, picnic grills, a playground and a nature trail — received a 2006 Grand Award in the Baltimore-based Professional Ground Management Society’s Green Star Awards competition. The park also won the Lawrence, Kan.-based Sports Turf Management Association’s Award as the best Parks and Recreation Sports Complex in the nation in 2004. The life-size topiaries are popular park features, near which parents often can often be found snapping portraits of their children.
Snapshot showcases the best of architecture, landscapes, people and history of American cities and counties. Entries must be 5 × 7 inches, 300 dpi and sent via e-mail to [email protected]. Weekly winners appear on the American City & County Web site and are posted on Fridays. Each month, one winner appears in the magazine.