Functional Size Requirements

There are minimum functional size standards for many features in the landscape. Below is a list of recommended for various activities and program elements.

People Standing

  • One person standing alone: 5 square feet
  • People standing having a conversation comfortably: 8 square feet per person

People Sitting

  • Single Metal Chair: 2' x 2'
  • Single Wood Chair with cushion: 2'-6" x 2'-6"

Seating Areas

  • Two Chairs: 5' x 5'
  • Four Chairs: 7'-6" x 7'-6"
  • Two Chairs and One Bench: 10' x 10'


  • 2'-6" Linear Feet are required per person
  • Benches must be 1'-6" deep
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