Arnold Palmer Design Co. to vamp up retirement community

October 16, 2013 -  By

Arnold Palmer Design Co. is setting its sights outside of the putting green for its next project.

In partnership with Liberty Lutheran, the company is developing a multi-purpose park for the residents of The Village at Penn State (VPS), a university-based, non-profit retirement community in State College, Pa. The outdoor space will be named Palmer Park.

“Arnold Palmer Design Co. and Liberty’s conception of Palmer Park was based on the trend toward more active lifestyles in retirement living,” said Luanne Fisher, president and CEO of Liberty Lutheran, which owns and operates VPS. “We are very excited to be bringing a new level of outdoor recreation, socialization and wellness to the residents at VPS, as well as establishing long-term relationships with academic institutions within Penn State, such as the School of Agronomy and the department of landscape architecture.”

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Palmer Park will include the following features:

  • Practice area with a 10,000 square-foot bentgrass putting green, chipping areas and grass swales
  • A multi-purpose lawn for croquet, lawn bowling and other gatherings
  • Connected walkways and paths as well as wellness areas
  • Unique water features
  • Greenway with a country-club style entrance
  • A town clock as a central meeting spot and landmark

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