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Master Plan Options

  1. 1. W.S. GIBBS MEMORIAL PARKMASTER PLAN - DESIGN WORKSHOPFebruary 28, 2013 R U N D E L L ERNSTBERGER ASSOCIATES URBAN DESIGN + LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE | www.reasite.com
  2. 2. MASTER PLAN PROCESSInventory & Analysis | October 2012 – January 2013Public Meeting | January 22, 2013Design Workshop | February 25th – February 28th, 2013Draft Master Plan March 7th – June 4th, 2013Public Meeting | May 2013Final Master Plan: May 7th – June 4th 2013Hendricks County Park & Recreation Board Plan Adoption | June or July 2013http://www.reasite.com/live-sites/w-s-gibbs-memorial-park/project-information/www.facebook.com/Hendricks-County-Park-and-Recreation
  3. 3. PROXIMITY MAP HENDRICKS CO. MASTER PLAN VE UT E DRI N MI 10 Parks and Recreation RIVE U TE D IN Existing Trail M 5 Proposed Trail Trailheads WaterwaysIncorporated City or Town Limits
  4. 4. HENDRICKS CO. MASTER PLAN Hendricks County Park and Recreation Master Plan, as completed by Rundell Ernstberger Associates. Map shows the county plan for current parks, trails, and recreations opportunities as well as planned green space. The relation to surrounding parks is important in the design and impact WS Gibbs Park may have in the future. Parks Existing Trail Proposed Trail Trailheads Waterways Incorporated City or Town LimitsW.S. GIBBS MEMORIAL PARK MASTER PLAN STUDY
  5. 5. SITE INVENTORY Private Property GIBBS ROADAgricultural = 100 ac.Woodlands = 27 ac.Successional = 13 ac.Total acreage = 140 ac. AGRICULTURAL Private PropertyUTILITY NOTES FIELD 26 acres AGRICULTURALOverhead Electrical FIELDService runs along Gibbs AGRICULTURALRoad. FIELDNo Water, Sewer, or Storm Private PropertyInfrastructure exists in closeproximity of W.S. GibbsPark. AGRICULTURAL 8 acresPlainfield and Avon do AGRICULTURALnot currently have plans to FIELD 13 acresextend these utilities to the 26 acres FIELD AGRICULTURAL SUCCESSIONAL FOREarea. FIELD FIELD STED STRE IPARIANMore research will have to GIBBS RD. AM Wbe done to determine the Rfeasability of installiing a ITHwell for a potable watersource. ZON ECoordination with theHendricks County HealthDepartment will be Privaterequired to determine the AGRICULTURAL 13 acres 21 acres Propertyfeasability of an on site FIELDsewer treatment facility if 10 acres AGRICULTURALrestrooms are included in FIELDthe proposed design. WOODLANDS WITH FORESTED RIPARIAN ZONE 16 acres AGRICULTURAL FIELD 7 acres AGRICULTURAL FIELD AGRICULTURAL FIELD
  6. 6. SITE ANALYSIS SoilsTopography and Slope Drainage and ErosionVegetation and Invasive Species 2 Access and Viewsheds W.S. Gibbs Memorial Park boundary W.S. GIBBS MEMORIAL PARK MASTER PLAN STUDY
  7. 7. COMPOSITE SITE ANALYSIS Heavy infestation POTENTIAL w/invasive species ENTRANCE Medium infestation w/invasive species Light infestation w/invasive species Successional forest Specimen trees High erosion streambank Medium erosion streambank Low erosion streambank SUCCESSIONAL FLAT AND OPEN Stream FOREST AREA Drainage patterns - flowFLAT AND OPEN AREA Poorly draining soils Drainage patterns - ponding 0 -1 % slope 1 - 5 % slope FLAT AND OPEN 5 - 10 % slope AREA FLAT AND OPEN 10 - 20 % slope AREA 29 View buffer needed Viewsheds Entry locations W.S. GIBBS MEMORIAL PARK MASTER PLAN STUDY
  8. 8. DESIGN WORKSHOPThe following stakeholder groups were interviewed to helpdetermine the programming and activities for Gibbs Memorial Park.HCP&R Programming HCP&R VolunteersPlainfield Parks HC SheriffHRH YMCA Town of DanvilleTown of Danville HC PlanningBrownsburg Parks HC Health DepartmentHendricks Regional Health Plainfield CyclingTown of Avon Danville School CorporationNRCS Avon School CorporationPurdue Extension Youth Educator Youth LeadershipHCP&R Board Plainfield PoliceHC Economic Director HC CommissionersBrownsburg Chamber Parks FoundationHC Master Gardeners HC Farm BureauHC Community Foundation Plainfield Schools Supt.Town of Planfield HC Convention & VisitorsDanville Fire Plainfield FireWashington Township Fire Farming GibbsLeadership Hendricks County Gear Up CycleryTucker Reality Keller Williams W.S. IBBS MORIA PA K ASTE PLAN TU Y W.S. GIBBS MEMORIAL PARK MASTER PLAN STUDY W.S. GIBBS MEMORIAL PARK MASTER PLAN STUDY RIA TE
  9. 9. WHAT WE HEARD...
  10. 10. CONSISTENT THEMES: GIBBS PARK SHOULD...Be restored to its natural state and function as a healthy ecosystem withpreserved and enhanced woodlands, stream corridor, and wetlands.Serve as a model GREEN PARK with state of the art green technology andsustainable design and development practices.Promote healthy lifestyles and active living with activities for all agegroups.Celebrate the farming and agricultural heritage of Hendricks County.Celebrate arts and culture within the design.Provide unique opportunities and attractions that are not found in otherregional parks.Provide space and facilities to support group activities, events, andfestivals.Connect to and build upon regional trail systems.Provide opportunities for outdoor learning and environmental education. W.S. IBBS MORIA PA K ASTE PLAN TU Y W.S. GIBBS MEMORIAL PARK MASTER PLAN STUDY W.S. GIBBS MEMORIAL PARK MASTER PLAN STUDY RIA TE
  11. 11. DESIRED PROGRAM: PARK FEATURES INCLUDE...TRAILS - paved, unpaved, rustic, bicycles, walking, hiking, multi-use,cross country, short and long distance circuits.Connections to regional trails and parksFuture strategic expansionMultipurpose building - restrooms, meeting rooms, kitchen, conferencecenter, retreats, Arts Center, Nature Center, Parks dept. officesMaintenance BuildingShelters, PavilionsEvents space - bandshell, gazebo, lawn area, parking, festivals, largegroup eventsAmphitheaterOpen lawn areas - flexible space for informal play, sportsContemplative spacesSculpture Garden, Art in the landscape - CULTURAL PARKFormal gardens – flowers, heirloom, victory, rose,Water featureHistoric farmstead / agriculture center - farm to table, farmers market,history of farming in HC, petting zoo, horse trail, hayrides, old equip-ment, soil practices, Community gardens, orchards, beekeepingNative plant nurseryPlaygrounds - natural play, treehouses, multiple play areas with dif-ferent themes
  12. 12. DESIRED PROGRAM: PARK FEATURES INCLUDE...Spray parkBasketballVolleyballAdult Playground - low impact exercise equipment, fitness trailBocce ball, shuffleboard, horseshoes, tether ball, chess, gamesAdventure play - Ropes course, zip lines, adventure/obstacle coursesDisc golfSledding hillCyclocross, Progressive Bike CoursePreserved / Enhanced creek corridor - access, pool and rifflesEnhanced / restored WetlandsReforestation / Preserved, enhanced wooded areasNative grasses / wildflowers / prairie restoration / invasive removalBird watchingLake or Pond for fishing or kayaksOutdoor learning, classrooms, environmental education“Green design” features - permeable surfaces, green roofs, BMP’s, alter-native energy, solar, etc.Topographical variety and earthformsIntegrated technology – WiFi, QR codes, geocaching between parksSecurity features - two park entrances, access to center of park, cameras,sheriff substation. W.S. IBBS MORIA PA K ASTE PLAN TU Y W.S. GIBBS MEMORIAL PARK MASTER PLAN STUDY W.S. GIBBS MEMORIAL PARK MASTER PLAN STUDY RIA TE
  13. 13. INAPPROPRIATE USES: FEATURES NOT TO INCLUDE...Archery / Shooting rangesPaintballAthletic FieldsCamping
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  16. 16. MAINTENANCE FARMSTEADFAMILY FUN ADVENTURE EXPERIENCE NATURE HEALTHY LOVERS LIVING FUTURE
  17. 17. MAINTENANCE FARMSTEADFAMILY FUN ADVENTURE EXPERIENCE NATURE HEALTHY LOVERS LIVING FUTURE W.S. GIBBS MEMORIAL PARK MASTER PLAN STUDY
  18. 18. CONCEPT ONE Family Fun 5 1 Park Center 2 Events Lawn P 3 Amphitheater 1 4 1 Trail Connections Adventure Play 5 Future Entrance Family Fun Theme 6 Picnic Shelter 4 Theme 2 Nature Lovers 7 Gibbs Shelter 8 Meadow 9 Pond 3 10 Stream Enhancement 19 P 11 Wet loving Plants P 12 Reforestation 22 13 Boardwalk 20 16 14 Art Bridge 15 Primitive Trails 6 Adventure Play 18 16 Climbing tower 21 17 17 Zipline 18 Ropes Course 10 12 19 Fitness Trail 20 Frozen meander 28 13 21 Sled hill 11 22 Spray park 7 25 Healthy Living 27 24 23 WeddingNature Lovers P 14 23 24 Organic Food Theme 15 25 Art Center icon 26 26 Botanical displays 8 9 P 27 Beehives 28 Nut groves P Parking Healthy Living Theme
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  21. 21. MAINTENANCE FARM HERITAGE COMMUNITY PLAY PICNIC/DISC GOLF ART & OUTDOOR NATURE LEARNING FUTURE W.S. GIBBS MEMORIAL PARK MASTER PLAN STUDY
  22. 22. MAINTENANCE FARM HERITAGE COMMUNITY PLAY PICNIC/DISC GOLF ART & OUTDOOR NATURE LEARNING FUTURE
  23. 23. CONCEPT TWO 25 P 10 15 1 Park Center 9 P 2 Events Lawn 3 Trails 4 4 1 Community Gardens 18 8 3 5 Pavlion 14 1 6 Shelters 7 Wetlands 16 8 Reforestation 23 P 17 9 Formal Gardens 2 21 10 Farmstead 22 19 11 Pond 13 12 Boardwalk 5 13 Priarie Plantings P 14 Nature Play 8 15 Adult Play 16 Water Play P 6 17 Adventure Course24 18 Enchanced Stream 19 Ropes Course 7 3 20 Art & Nature Path 5 21 Court Games 8 22 Vollyball/Basketball 11 23 Playground 24 Disc Golf 18 20 25 Maintenance Facility 12 P Parking 3 W.S. GIBBS MEMORIAL PARK MASTER PLAN STUDY
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  27. 27. MAINTENANCE FARM HERITAGECOMMUNITY CULTURAL FARM CULTURAL HERITAGE PLAY PASSIVE & OUTDOOR LEARNING FUTURE
  28. 28. MAINTENANCE FARM HERITAGECOMMUNITY CULTURAL FARM CULTURAL HERITAGE PLAY PASSIVE & OUTDOOR LEARNING FUTURE W.S. GIBBS MEMORIAL PARK MASTER PLAN STUDY
  29. 29. CONCEPT THREE 1 Park Center 2 Events Lawn 25 29 3 Trails 4 1 Community Gardens/Plots P 18 5 Pavlion 21 6 Shelters 8 27 7 Wetlands 10 8 Reforestation 31 9 Formal Gardens 6 2 6 30 10 Farmstead 11 Pond 5 28 12 Wetland Observation 4 13 Priarie Wildflower Plantings 9 14 Nature Play 3 P 15 Adult Play P P 16 Water Play 23 16 P 17 Adventure/High Ropes Course6 18 Enchanced Stream P 1 8 8 19 Low Ropes Course 20 Mountian Biking/Cyclocross 21 Celebartion Barn/Food Hub 3 22 Passive Open Lawn 17 16 23 Playground 19 18 22 13 24 Disc Golf P 20 14 25 Maintenance Facility 6 15 26 Treehouse 26 27 Art and Nature Path 28 Arbor Structure 29 Pasture/Animal Husbandry 12 11 30 Fruit and Nut Orchard 3 7 31 Organic Crop Production P Parking
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  36. 36. 1 ORCHARD 6 2 EXISTING FARM HOUSE7 3 SILO 5 4 WINDMILL 5 EXISTING BARN 6 EXHIBITION SPACE 11 2 7 COMMUNITY GARDENS8 8 GREENHOUSES 3 9 ROW CROPS 10 PROPERTY FENCE 11 PLAZA 19 6 10 4
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