Parks and Recreation


The greater New England region has long been celebrated for its diversity of natural resources enjoyed in the form of forests, mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes, and coastline. LARK Studio is proud to provide landscape architectural services for the access and enjoyment of these outdoor recreational spaces. We help our clients conceptualize and economize the best use of open space whether it be for educational experiences, recreation, conservation spaces or park facilities. With one of the nation’s most highly renowned National Parks in our backyard, LARK Studio is privy to designing at federal and state standards. LARK’s team has implemented design services for Acadia National Park as well as various other federal and state sites in Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont and New York. 

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
— John Muir


The Bangor River Walk is an existing public walk and wharf overlook that extends nearly a mile along the Penobscot River., The walk currently abuts a derelict portion of the waterfront, adjacent to the interstate overpass. The City of Bangor has applied for federal funding to revitalize the southern end of the riverfront, extending the River Walk south. Teamed up with lead consultants Credere, as well as Seawall Civil Engineers and Context by Design Landscape Architecture, LARK Studio assisted the conceptual study for the extension of the Bangor River Walk, in Bangor, Maine. LARK provided graphic illustration and assistance assembling a report for three concepts developed by the team.

schoodic woods amphitheater improvements

Schoodic Woods Campground is located in Acadia National Park near Winter Harbor, Maine. While at Coplon Associates, LARK Principal Mike Rogers worked on the original design and detailing of the amphitheater and was re-engaged to update the facility once at LARK Studio.

LARK Studio designed detailed concepts to enhance the amphitheater space with protective all-weather housing for projection equipment. The improvements were part of ongoing enhancements for the increasingly popular campground site.

columbia falls public park inventory and analysis

Columbia Falls is located in Washington County, with a population of just more than 500 people.  Community leaders teamed with The Downeast Salmon Federation and LARK Studio to clean up the former home of the town’s fire station.

Addressing both environmental and physical site challenges, LARK Studio sited locations for an ambitious park program, including trails, a picnic shelter, picnic areas, restrooms, a boat access drive and boat dock. Park features introduced to the site will incorporate connections to existing trails, enhance vegetative buffers, and maintain a working waterfront for the residents of Columbia Falls.