In areas where municipal officials or hired contractors are charged with maintaining and developing spaces such as parks and public gardens, they no only need to offer attractive site furnishings but also keep an eye on the budget assigned. How the space is furnished can often be the key element leading to financial stability and community satisfaction.
Site amenities should be based on comfort and user friendliness, choosing one piece over another depends on the overall style and design of the space. For example, in some areas movable tables and chairs are better suitable than permanent mounted site amenities. Also, an attractive color can enliven a space and attract people to use it but comfort is an important factor in purchasing a park bench or picnic table.
The specific design of site amenities follows trends and many manufacturers are adding more modern pieces to their existing line of site furnishings. Still, some landscape architects design their own furniture to fit their specific needs.