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Newly Renovated Water Feature at Discovery Canyon, Red Deer, Alberta

Dec 22, 2017

The City of Red Deer opened the newly renovated tubing river as part of an overall $2.1M River Bend Golf and Recreation redevelopment plan in the summer of 2017. The tubing river was a regional attraction over the past thirty years but was in dire need of replacement. The river project required demolition and replacement…

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Theme Sculpture Gardens at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

Nov 22, 2017

The newly expanded $1 billion Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital project at Stanford University is adding 521,000 sq. ft. The expansion includes a new main building, 149 new hospital rooms, treatment rooms, new surgical areas, and two themed interactive sculpture gardens. The two play areas, the Emerald Garden and the Dunlevie Garden, were designed to provide children and…

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Rockwork and Water Features at Metalcraft

Nov 3, 2017

Metalcraft’s desire to rebrand their new Mayville property offered an opportunity for LeRosa Landscape, COST of Wisconsin, Inc., and the client to develop an aesthetic and functional fix to the site’s topographical changes. The team developed a collaborative approach to beautify the property while aiding with the extensive topography. The work included a significant simulated…

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Arctic Tundra Exhibits, Lincoln Park Zoo

Oct 10, 2017

The Lincoln Park Zoo recently opened the new $15 million Walter Family Arctic Tundra exhibit to the public. The new 11,000 square-foot exhibit includes both wet and dry Polar Bear habitats. The main view windows provide guests with a split-view from underwater and into the dry exhibit space from the same vantage point. Rock cliff…

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Moody Gardens, Journey to New Depths Aquarium Renovation

Oct 10, 2017

The $37 million Journey to New Depths aquarium renovation project included several exhibit upgrades within the iconic pyramid structure. Moody Gardens now showcases a new ray touch tank with mangroves, a new warm climate penguin exhibit, renovations to a cold climate penguin exhibit, large and small gulf rig tanks with coral, a California tank, and…

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Theme Park Construction in Orlando

Jun 29, 2017

COST recently completed two significant theme park construction projects in the Orlando market, both recognized as game-changers in the industry. The recently opened island themed water park included several key features and finishes constructed by COST shop and field crews. This project required a significant coordination effort between several fabrication departments (fiberglass (FRP), glass fiber-reinforced…

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Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Water Feature

Jun 28, 2017

The new 470,000 square foot Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital will be opening its doors to patients later this year.  Unlike most hospitals, Northwestern is situated on over 120 landscaped acres with hiking and biking trails linked to nearby trails. The natural beauty of the campus is enhanced with this new iconic entry water feature which…

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Cincinnati Zoo, Hippo Cove

Apr 26, 2017

Hippos returned to the Cincinnati Zoo after a 20-year absence with the opening of Hippo Cove. The $7.5 million project is the latest addition to the African exhibits. The exhibit provides underwater viewing for close-ups of Henry and Bibi, the 3,000-plus pound residents. Zoological Habitat Features of the New Hippo Cove A 70,000-gallon pool with a waterfall…

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Fernbank Museum Wildwoods Outdoor Play Area

Feb 17, 2017

The Fernbank Museum expanded outdoors this summer with its recently opened Wildwoods exploration and outdoor adventure play area. The expansion included an elevated walkway, an interactive dry and water play area, and various nature trails. Outdoor Play Area Features, Designed & Fabricated by COST COST was contracted to assist the preconstruction team with budgeting and…

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