WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — West Lafayette residents provided input on adjustments they’d like to see at Happy Hollow Park in the course of a West Lafayette Parks and Recreation’s Content Hollow Park charrette celebration.
West Lafayette Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Purdue’s section of horticulture & landscape architecture and anthropology section, invited Pleased Hollow park-frequenters on Wednesday to show up at a structure charrette and dialogue on the park’s layout and facilities.
“So we have bought this multi-year partnership with the metropolis,” Dr. Zoe Nyssa, an assistant anthropology professor at Purdue, stated, “to do community-centered, proof-dependent research to help neighborhood communities. So we’ve been operating on park stuff for the past couple of decades.”
At Wednesday’s charrette – French for “cart” or “chariot,” indicating a time period of extreme scheduling – citizens dropped by to express what locations and features they’d like to see improved throughout Satisfied Hollow Park. Various maps and users from the architectural design team have been there to hear opinions.
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“Delighted Hollow is this kind of a unique put,” Nyssa explained. “And (we have) been carrying out interviews with citizens and community users. And, you know, all of them have a quite strong attachment. It is really these kinds of a one of a kind, sort of distinctive room in the metropolis. This is just (the) 1st conversation of a handful of.”
Probable improvements both equally members of the community and individuals in the situation to make stated adjustments consist of additional erosion manage, additional bogs, extended sidewalks and more.
“I’m hoping we get wonderful ideas on issues even workers has not considered of,” Bryce Patz, neighborhood forestry and greenspace supervisor for West Lafayette Parks and Recreation said. “… a large amount of individuals have desired to make it much more like a all-natural playground…We really bought some folks (who) desired a beer backyard, which we imagined was fairly brilliant.”
Dr. Aaron Thompson, an assistant professor of landscape architecture at Purdue, reinforced the emphasis all the associates are putting on getting community residents’ views and input into thing to consider for the upcoming of Content Hollow park.
“The full point of (this project) is to produce alternatives for factors like artwork to transpire in the section,” Thompson claimed. “To create opportunities for some more recreation, but to have that be mother nature-primarily based…With any luck , we are going to listen to some more concepts as we go by means of today. That is seriously the place of this.”
Much more specifics on West Lafayette Parks and Recreation’s 5-12 months masterplan can be found at www.westlafayetteparksplan.com.
Margaret Christopherson is a reporter for the Journal & Courier. E mail her at [email protected] and abide by her on Twitter @MargaretJC2.