Recent years have seen a trend in parks and recreation that includes more natural areas, ecological restoration, and passive uses of parks and open spaces, including, for example, birding, nature study, and environmental education. All of this is in addition to traditional active recreation such as team sports, running and jogging, etc. Walking also plays a larger role in today’s leisure activities. Wolff Landscape Architecture, Inc. has the environmental planning and design expertise to address these needs. We work with municipalities, counties, park districts, and parks and recreation departments to restore, enhance, and develop natural areas. Our services include analysis, programming, natural area design and documentation, community planning, and the critical construction phase services without which this type of project can be very difficult. We have experience with all types of environments including woodlands, prairies, wetlands, lagoons, and beaches and dunes. Site improvement experience includes paths, boardwalks, grading, site furnishings, signage, fishing piers, and water supply and re-circulation.