We wanted to show you a few examples of the types of materials we have in mind as being appropriate for the parks and designs we are suggesting. We, of course, invite your feedback and suggestions at the end of our presentation, but first wanted to give you an idea of the types of materials we had in mind.
There are a few places where we thought fences could be used, to enhance the landscape and really create a sense of enclosure and safety for park visitors.
A small bridge is being suggested for the creek (?) at Chimney Park, and we want to make sure to complement the character of the park while also providing a safe access point into the interior of the park itself.
These are some examples that also take into consideration wheelchair accessibility. We also wanted to note that paths can absorb storm water runoff. We would really prefer not to increase the areas of paved surface given the known issues of erosion along the bluffs.
Benches can be used as a type of furniture to distinguish the scenic highway parks as connected to one another. If we were to choose one bench we like best to represent, we would like to see it used at all of the parks in our final design.
Pavilions and Kiosks:
Interest in creating a pavilion at Chimney Park was expressed during our last trip to Pensacola, so these are a few examples of kiosks and pavilions that we thought might represent the type of structure you’re looking for at this park.
We also wanted to highlight a few examples of simple landscaping and gardens that can be done along roadways for beautification and traffic calming. In the bottom right, we wanted to show how simple native landscaping can really help to frame a viewshed.
Planted Parking Lots:
These examples show how simple landscaping can also really improve the appearance of parking lots, as well as provide benefits in storm water retention in the surrounding landscaped surface areas.