|Lauren Christler's focus points to an area off of Chapman Avenue |
with linkage from past to present.
Most of the designs were focused ideas that linked our community's past Erie Canal history to the present. Using natural elements of water, plantings and organic contoured paths throughout the park, their designs showcased our history using the remains of historic sites such as the aqueduct and paper mill. This could be created through time lines flowing from the center of our town along the canal towpath to the park along the Seneca River. Monuments, statues, and an aqueduct sculpture featured throughout the site could tell the story of how the canal was built. Several recreational activities would provide for fishing, cross country skiing, walking, hiking, picnicking, primitive camping sites, boat dockage, bird and wildlife observation. Opportunities were seen for Erie Canal and natural resource education using open buildings that could later be enclosed.
|Kyle Weissenburger focused on a Route 31 entrance with a nearby boat launch|
marketing to New York State Fishing Clubs.
|Maren King of SUNY ESF faculty member discusses student ideas with |
Town Supervisor John Malenick; Stan Longyear and Paul Baker, Design
Committee members; Bill Hecht; and Karl Beard from the RTCA program at
the National Park Service.