RJS
Rachel Johanna Spencer
Community Park Design

University Park

Community Park Design

Community Park Design

The South Eugene neighborhood is in need of an updated and revitalized neighborhood park. The local pétanque team has voiced their desire for a place to play, as they have been using the underused baseball field for league games. The baseball field is not of regulation size and is just down the street from the Amazon Ball Fields. The community has also asked that the play area be updated and the broken spray’n play be fixed.

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 After assessing the needs of the community and conducting a site analysis, this design responds to the collective opportunities presented on this 2.81 acres neighborhood park. A project inspired by Joan Iverson Nassauer’s “Messy Ecosystems, Orderly Frames”: This design is meant to cultivate habitat for birds, bees and butterflies while bringing beauty to the neighborhood.

After assessing the needs of the community and conducting a site analysis, this design responds to the collective opportunities presented on this 2.81 acres neighborhood park. A project inspired by Joan Iverson Nassauer’s “Messy Ecosystems, Orderly Frames”: This design is meant to cultivate habitat for birds, bees and butterflies while bringing beauty to the neighborhood.

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 In  Fall  the bright yellow Ginkgos light up University & 24th Street. In  Winter  the native Red Twig Dogwoods shine, providing habitat for birds through the cold months. In  Summer  there is opportunity to for play and enjoying the water.

In Fall the bright yellow Ginkgos light up University & 24th Street. In Winter the native Red Twig Dogwoods shine, providing habitat for birds through the cold months. In Summer there is opportunity to for play and enjoying the water.

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  Management  Collect pruned branches from the yearly pruning of the Red twig Dogwood to be held by an orderly frame. The branches provide birds and other wildlife refuge during extreme temperatures and severe weather year-round.

Management Collect pruned branches from the yearly pruning of the Red twig Dogwood to be held by an orderly frame. The branches provide birds and other wildlife refuge during extreme temperatures and severe weather year-round.

 European Hornbeam Allee & Waterfall Splash Terrace

European Hornbeam Allee & Waterfall Splash Terrace

 Ginkgo Allee

Ginkgo Allee

 Suspension Bridge Through Red twig Dogwood Swale

Suspension Bridge Through Red twig Dogwood Swale

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 Although the park is situated in a neighborhood that varies in aesthetic the idea of this projects was to develop a conversation within the community about balancing habitat for non-human and human species in the urban environment.

Although the park is situated in a neighborhood that varies in aesthetic the idea of this projects was to develop a conversation within the community about balancing habitat for non-human and human species in the urban environment.

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