The three design options presented at the end of the design workshop.
The three design options presented at the end of the design workshop.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
INAPPROPRIATE USES: FEATURES NOT TO INCLUDE...Archery / Shooting rangesPaintballAthletic FieldsCamping