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Festival Park
A Downtown Revitalization Park
Project


Orlando, Florida
Orange County









































Angela M. Mazol


Senior Capstone Project


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Prepared For:


University of Florida
College of Design, Construction and Planning
Department of Landscape
Architecture




Faculty Advisor:
Chris Lathrop

Capstone Coordinator:
Les Linscott




Spring 2011
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Acknowledgements:






A special thanks to my family,
especially to my parents for giving
me the love, support and
encouragement in helping me
succeed my in goals.


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Table of Contexts:


1-17


Festival Park Final Presentation..................Page


19-45


Concluding Thought . . . . . . . ..Page 46


Bibliography.......................................Page 48-49


Appendix


Leach Amphitheater.........................Page


City of Orlando CAD


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Drawings............ Page57-58


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Festival: an event usually and ordinarily staged by the local community which
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Background
Festival Park is in the city of Orlando which is located in Orange County, Florida and owned by the city of
Orlando. The park has a direct route to the Downtown Orlando area via road and bike access. The park sits
adjacent to the Orlando Executive Airport and east of Lake Eola Park with single family neighborhoods that
surround it.
I have always been interested in Orlando and its surroundings, simply due to the fact that I have lived in
the Greater Orlando region while growing up. I live about 20 miles outside of the city but have always felt a
close connection with the city of Orlando.
Festival Park was created with the original intent of an overflow park for Lake Eola Park. The main
problem for the park is that it does not receive the kind of recognition as was planned for it. The park is
approximately 9 acres and only about 3 acres are actually being used. Today the park is used for small scale
concerts, but there is no formal event area. However, within the last decade the north end of the park has had
several new uses, i.e, a skate park, as well as, several sand volleyball courts, which is important because both of
these receive a large amount of foot traffic. Conversely, the south side, which is the majority of the park
(6 acres), is mainly made up of grassy open fields and dilapidated sidewalks. The park is also a great provider of
abandoned picnic tables, a disheveled basketball court and an area for the local homeless to call home.
My main focus and purpose for Festival Park is to revitalize the park for its nearby neighborhood families,
and, the multitude of other users that visit the downtown area. It is also my intent to give people something to
celebrate while in the space. I hope to develop a master plan that would incorporate the surrounding context
and positively create a sense of place, and, generate pedestrian traffic within Festival Park. Being able to
develop this master plan would be the core for the project to take shape.

My goals & objectives for the project follow.
A. Protect the wellbeing of the users-
Have the idea the "eyes of the street" by creating a sense of security within the park as well as the
surrounding neighborhoods.
Provide a safe way for pedestrians to access the park without the concern of vehicular or bicycle
traffic.
Be aware of the ADA standards and offer users with disabilities the same enjoyable experience.


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B. Create a cohesive environment between the existing and proposed site.
Maintain and improve the existing established trees on site by little to no removal.
Initiate a sense of place that will infuse into the surround site context.
Make the necessary improvements along the existing street and sidewalk corridors to provide a
welcoming experience for the users.
Produce a space that will promote a more active, outdoor lifestyle.

C. Develop a sense of community and ownership to the park.
Turn neighbors into friends by means of the park.
Take pride on the park and to respect the new amenities for all who visit.
Greater integration between the park and the surrounding neighborhood districts.

Research outline
I. Case Studies

A. Discovery Green: Downtown Houston, Texas
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-Visitors to the park can enjoy many natural, recreational,
art, dining and eco-friendly features including the following
program elements.

one-acre lake
children's playground
interactive water features
amphitheater stage and slope
dog runs for large and small breeds .
public art works
spacious green lawns, great restaurants


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I choose Discovery Green Park primarily because of the similar acreage, and the program
elements that this park provides to the users. Discovery Green is located in the Houston Downtown area
which also made it a very interesting case study to research considering my project location is in the
downtown Orlando area.

B. Parc de Diagonal Mar: Forem of
Barcelona, Spain
-34 acre park
The main focus of the parks design is
based on the available natural resources.
-The park was developed to save and
renew energy.
-The park is linked by one defining
element, water.

The park is made up of the following seven different sections.

Childern's play area: "Branching of Mans Childern".
Raised walkway over water: "Gateway Lake".
Lake with sculptures: "Lake".
Central plaza: "La Plaza".
Green mountain of senuious shapes: "The Magic Mountain".
View of the new district of Diagonal Mar: "Street Taulat".
A walk that allows visitors to get a look at the sea and the
promenade: "Branchihg of the Square".

I actually had the opportunity to visit Parc de Diagonal Mar last fall and was so intrigued by the
various sections that the park offered to the visitors. I realized when I was in the park my imagination
ran wild due to how playfull it was. When later researching more about the park, I understood the park


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to be sustainable, as well as, functional. The large structural pipes that you see in the first picture
actually carry water all around the site to irrigate all of the vegetation on site.

II. Reference Books and Intemrnet Sources:
A. Urban Streetscape:a workbook for designers. By: Gibbons, Johanna. Published: Cambridge, MA: B.
Blackwell 1991
B. Safe and aesthetic design of urban roadside treatments. By: Dixon, Karen K. Published: Washington,
D.C: Transportation Research Board, c2008.
C. Community Design Manuel Prepared by: Reynolds, Smith and Hills, and the City of Dunedin Planning
Dept for the Pineallas Planning Council. Published: Jacksonville, FL: Reynolds,Smith, & Hills, 1979.
D. Soil Survey of Orange County, Florida. By: US Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the
University of Florida, 1989.
E. Parks: Design and Management. By: Phillips, Leonard E. Published: McGraw-Hill Inc, 1996.
F. Urban Green: City Parks of the Western World. By: French, Jere Stuart. Published: Kendall/Hunt
Company, 1973.
G. Park Management. By: McCurdy, Dwight R. Published: Souhern Illinois University Press, 1985.
H. www.ctti-data.com
I. www.googleearth.com
J. www.orlandoairports.net
K. www. orlandoskateparkblog.blogspot.com

Opportunities for Festival Park
Large open field
Multitude of program elements
Users: downtown residents, commuters that work in the downtown area, in/out of state visitors.

Constraints at Festival Park
Four roads surround the perimeter of the park. Two of these roads are heavily traveled and considered to
be secondary roads (See page 12 or 14).


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Of the four roads, one road splits the park into two sections. With this split, it causes major pedestrian
safety concerns (See page 12 or 14).
Orlando Executive Airport can be visually unappealing for some at Festival Park, in addition, the noise
that these small aircraft have may disturb the visitors.
While it is great having ample "free" space to design, the large open field does not have a sense of
place or character.


Scales of concern
A. Surrounding site context of Festival Park (Larger context)-
Look at circulation of vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians entering and exiting the park and develop
a systematic streetscape plan.
Create maximum walk-ability to Festival Park.

B. Site Context/Festival Park- Program overview
Active space
Passive space
Open play in the central open space on soft surfaces
Hard surface areas for play
Recreational facilities
Designated parking areas at the park and on street parking

What to do: What to see:
Gather Nature
Disappear Families
Relax Contrast of the urban feel
Watch Fountains
Explore Dog park
Imagine
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Management- Vandalism prevention:
Lighting
Plant selection
Prevention by design (via materials)
Steady maintenance
Neighborhood crime watch programs

Recreation:
Basketball (existing) Walking trail
Skate park (existing) Childrens "play" area
Volleyball (existing) Teenage "hangout" area
Bocce ball Adult "louge" area
Picnic area

Architecture:
The only architecture that currently is on site is the skate park pro shop. I will loosely base my park
structure elements (restroom, equipment storage, etc.) off of the given architecture.

Users of Festival Park
With the information that I have found, the majority of the users will be from the surrounding
neighborhoods from the south, southwest and west of the site. With a few thousand people living in a very close
proximity to Festival Park, I think the park will become highly active. The majority of the population that makes
up these users are small families in their early thirties.
(Also see page 13 for additional information).

Social Cultural Issues
Microclimate: The users need shade in the summer and sun in the winter months to be comfortable.
Noise pollution: Be aware of the noise makers, i.e., vehicles and aircraft, and determine how to create
the "white noise" effect.


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Underdeveloped location: What kind of large scale elements would "fit into" the culture of the
surrounding park? Are there special interest groups that would like to conduct activities, such as: art fairs,
farmer's markets, small scale concert events, 3k or 5k runs?
Access: I would like to see the park mainly as a pedestrian oriented park, so there's a need to provide
better walking connections.
Sustainability: What featured elements will sustain in the park for decades? Creating a master plan that
will conform to years from now.


Environmental Issues
Soil: ,See page 15 for information).
Hydrology & topology: After looking at the soil information and also visiting the site, I do not the believe at
this time either of these topics will be a major concern for continuing the project.
Plant selection: Drought tolerant vegetation, plants that are tolerant to acidic soils and use as much of
the existing vegetation to the best of my ability.
Wildlife: Also not a major concern for the site except for the pesky rodents, e.g., racoons.


Stakeholders
City of Orlando who currently owns and manages the park and the existing facilities on site.
= Orlando Skate Park: With more recognition to Festival Park, the more attention the skate park should be
receive as well.
Neighborhood districts: Specifically the East Central Park district (See page 13), with Festival Park in the
district lines of this neighborhood, community members would become highly active in voicing what they
believe is the best suitable for the park.
Retail businesses: There are quite a few businesses that make up the perimeter of the park.


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Contacts:
1. Beth Gruber
City of Orlando, Landscape Architect

2. Elisabeth Manley
AECOM, Landscape Architect

Proposed Process/Timeline:
1. End of fall/beginning of spring semester, I will be meeting with the head of The City of Orlando- Division
Park Manager, John Peron to discuss what they would like to see for the future of Festival Park.

2. Researching more on community design, people places, SCORP, and users of Festival Park during the
winter break.

3. Provide hydrology and topography maps (GIS) in the early beginning of the spring semester to look at any
erosion, flooding or drought possibilities.

4. Rationale for Design Development-
-Multiple conceptual processes.
Program development-finalization.
-Final master plan: planting plan, park plan, and construction plan.
-Scales within master plan: streetscape, walk-ability, overall park design, focal features within park.


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Site Context


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-Festival Park is located 4 miles east
of Downtown Orlando.
-Orlando Executive Airport serves
executive jets,general small craft aviation,
and flight training schools.
-Lake Eola Park has been in Orlando since the
19th century and the lake is a sinkhole.
-1-4 is the primary highway used for many in Central
Florida.
-SR 408 is a toll road that also another important artery for
vehicular travels.
-City population of Orlando: -235,860 and located in Orange
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Roads that service all other
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Neighborhoods Districts Near Festival Park


Colonialtown South District
Population: 1,339
Avg. males age: 38
Avg. female age: 45
Avg. family size: 3


Fern Creek/Lawsona District
Population: 1,934
Avg. male age: 30
Avg. female age: 33
Avg. family size: 3
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lEast Central Park District
Population: 1,399
Avg. male age: 35
Avg. female age: 35
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Exsisting Land Uses at Festival Park


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Existing Vegetation


Laural oak (Quercus virginiana):
spread: 60-100ft
height: 40-60ft


Cabbage palm (Sabal palmetto):
crown: 12-15ft .
height: 50-70ft .


St. Augustine (Stenotaphrum
secundatum):
height: 3-6in


Soil Survey

Festival Park

24 Millhopper-Urban land complex,
0 to 5 percent slopes:This soil is nearly level to gently sloping and
moderately well drained.

Water Table: seasonal high water table is at a depth of 40 to 60 inches for
1 to 4 month, and it recedes to a depth of 60 to 72 inches for
2 to 4 months.
Permeability: rapid in the surgace and subcurgave layers, and it is slow to
moderate in teh ubsoil.
Natural Fertility: Low
Organic Matter: Low to moderatley low.
Plant Selection: Drought tolerant vegetation.
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Perspective photo of Festival Park (Foreground) and towardDowntown Orlando looking
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Festival Park, looking North.


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Orlando, FL


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-Festival Park is located 2 miles east
of Downtown Orlando.
-Orlando Executive Airport serves
executive jets,general small craft aviation,
and flight training schools.
-Lake Eola Park has been in Orlando since the
19th century and the lake is a sinkhole.
-1-4 is the primary highway used for many in Central
Florida.
-SR 408 is a toll road that also another important artery for
vehicular travels.
-City population of Orlando: -235,860 and located in Orange
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Neighborhoods Districts Near Festival Park


Colonialtown South District
Population: 1,339
Avg. males age: 38
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Avg. family size: 3


Fern Creek/Lawsona District
Population: 1,934
Avg. male age: 30
Avg. female age: 33
Avg. family size: 3


lEast Central Park District
Population: 1,399
Avg. male age: 35
Avg. female age: 35
Avg. family size: 3


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Protect the wellbeing of the users



Have the idea of the "eyes of the street", a sense of security.

Provide pedestrians a safe way to access the park.

Be aware of the ADA standards and offer users with disabilities
the same enjoyable experience.



Create a cohesive environment between the new and old elements
Maintain and improve the existing established trees on site
with little to no removal.

Initiate a sense of place that will infuse into the surrounding site
context.

Make the necessary improvements along the existing street and
sidewalk corridors to provide a welcoming experience for
the users.

Produce a space that will promote a more active, outdoor
lifestyle.
Develop a sense of community and ownership to the park



Turn neighbors into friends by means of the park.

Take pride in the park and to respect the new amenities for
all who visit.

Greater integration between the park and the surrounding
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Zamia nornaana
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(Sand Cord Grass) (Muhly Grass)
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IHex vomitoria
(Yaupon Holly)
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Lagerstroemia indica
(Crape Myrtle)
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Taxodium distichum Sabal palmetto
(Bald Cypress) (Cabbage Palm)
-Large Shade tree -Medium/tall free
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Quercus hemisphaerica
(Laural Oak)
-Large shade free
-Full sun/part shade
-Drought Tolerant


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(Loblolly Pine)
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1/2" vertical rebar for
structural support for
sign


All-natural red cedar wood ben
wrought-iron handles (Typical).
With wroght-Iron foot plates.


Vertical elemental lighting,
LCD lights.
1/4" rebar attached to underground
footer for structual support.
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signage.
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linch letter depth by Ifoot tall.

Stainless steel metal lettering,
with a dull shine of purple.
\ Floor light fixture,
electrical units on underground.
LCD lights.

-Floor light fixture,
electrical units on underground.
LCD lights.

-- Standard hight for a
park bench.
-Seat from floor up 1.5'
-Total hight of bench, 3'


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pavers, Sandstone and Salmon
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Concluding Thoughts:

From the very beginning of my early thoughts of a Capstone
project, I knew that I wanted to work on a park project. Parks are slipping
away from neighborhoods, communities, downtown and many other
areas. I find it sad and disappointing that people are forgetting to spend
time outdoors. People need to remember to just listen to nature and enjoy
the simple things that Mother Nature has to offer us and...to slow down
once in a while. The use of parks need to be in peoples everyday lives for
their well-being and appreciation to the natural environment. My hope is
to see children and families spending more time together and doing so by
spending their time together outdoors. My main intent for Festival Park
was just that- it is for neighbors and community members to go to the park
and celebrate something unique and memorable.

Since working on my capstone project independently from
start to finish for the past S months, I have a better understanding that
projects do not just appear out of mid-air. I realized that the whole design
process is a long and time consuming process. But, in the end of all the late
nights of staying up working and the countless hours put into the final
submission... it was all worth it.


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Bibliography:

Scholarly Books:
Urban Streetscape: a workbook for designers. By: Gibbons,
Johanna. Published: Cambridge, MA: B. Blackwell
C1991

Safe and aesthetic design of urban roadside treatments.
By: Dixon, Karen K. Published: Washington, DC.
Transportation Research Board, c2008

Soil Survey of Orange County, Florida. By: US Department
of Agriculture, in cooperation with the
University of Florida, c1989

Parks: Design and Management. By: Phillips, Leonard E.
Published: McGraw-Hill Inc., c1996

Urban Green: City Parks of the Western World. By: French,
Jere S. Published: Kendall/Hunt Co., c1973

Park Management. By: McCurdy, Dwight R. Published:
Southern Illinois University Press, c1985


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Websites:
WWW.city-data.com............................................................... (Neighborhood Facts/Figures)

www.googleearth.com.................................................................................. (Base map)

vw vw. flicker.co ........................................................................... (Photos, Barcelona etc.)

www.orlandoskateparkblog.blogspot.com....................................... (Skate Park Image)

www.googlemaps.com......................................... (Context, Existing Roads, Neighborhoods)

www.facebook.com/milkdistrict................................. (Robinson St./TG Lee Milk District)

www.davesgarden.com............................................... (Plant photos and plant information)

www.cityoforlando.net.............................. (Downtown Statistics and Executive Airport info)

WWW.ifas.ufl.edu........................................................... (Plant images and plant information)

www.googleimages.com.................. (Plant images, Design Detail images, Site Example Photos)

www.leachamphitheater.com............ (Amphitheater measurements and design specifications)

www.wildflower.org/expert/show................ (Bio-swale plant information and plant images)

www.fnps.org................................................................ (Plant images and plant information)

www.barcelonaturisme.com.................. (Park de Diagonal Mar photos and site information)

www.discoverygreen.com....................... (Discovery Green Park site information and photos)
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www.leachamphitheater.com:


TECHNICAL INFORMATION


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GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
Opened: June 2005
Capacity: 7,500
Loading dock: 48" wlo plate
Mix platform: 10'x12'
Distance from front of stage to mix tower 110'
Stage dhensions: 48' deep 4' wide
Stage height: 4'
All overhead doors: 10'xIl' (In addition, there is a set of double doors stage
right)
Ramp back stage (ADA Ramp) run: Approximately 60'
Highest point from stage to ceiling: 34'
Room power (outlets): All 20 Amp breakers
Stage power 400A trench to up stage left 200A trench to up stage right
Shore power: (2) 110 volt
Rigging lugs: Center weight capacity 2,000 Ibs Cornmers weight capacity 4.000
Ibs
Distance between each lug: Center 14' 41/2"xT Corners '6 -5"
Backstage:
(2) dressing rooms equipped with make-up counter/mirror and restroom
(1) shower room, plus (1) additional bathroom
(1)storage room that can be emptied to act as an extra dressing room
(1)phone line available in both dressing rooms
(1) high speed data line available in both dressing rooms
A catering area to accommodate a max of 40 people
Phone:
One voice jack and one data jack in each dressing room. Voice jack includes
long distance access.
Data jack provides Internet access. Data jack w/ promoters wireless hub.
Parking:
Parking is available for cars and buses behind the stage
Curfew:
The City of Oshkosh curfew for noise is 10:30 p.m. All amplified sound must be
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Festival Park A Downtown Revitalization Park Project Orlando, Florida Orange County

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Angela M. Mazol Senior Capstone Project i

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Prepared For: University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning Department of Landscape Architecture Faculty Advisor: Chris Lathrop Capstone Coordinator: Les Linscott Spring 2011 ii

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Acknowledgements : A special thanks to my family, especially to my parents for giving me the love, support and encouragement in helping me succeed my in goals. iv

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Table of Contexts: Festival Park Proposal Page 1 17 Festival Park Final Presentation Page 19 45 Concluding Thoughts Page 46 Bibliography Page 48 49 Appendix Page 50 56 Page 57 58 vi

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Concluding Thoughts: From the very beginning of my early thoughts of a Capstone project, I knew that I wanted to work on a park project. Parks are slipping away from neighborhoods, communities, downtowns and many other areas. I find it sad and disappointing that people are forgetting to spend time outdoors. People need to remember to just listen to nature and enjoy once in a while. The use of parks need to be in peoples everyday lives for their well being and appreciation to the natural environment. My hope is to see children and families spending more time together and doing so by spending their time together outdoors. My main intent for Festival Park was just that it is for neighbors and community members to go to the park and celebrate something unique and memorable. Since working on my capstone project independently from start to finish for the past 8 months, I have a better understanding that projects do not just appear out of mid air. I realized that the whole design process is a long and time consuming process. But, in the end of all the late nights of staying up working and the countless hours put into the final 46

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Scholarly Books: Urban Streetscape: a workbook for designers. By: Gibbons, Johanna. Published: Cambridge, MA: B. Blackwell c1991 Safe and aesthetic design of urban roadside treatments. By: Dixon, Karen K. Published: Washington, DC. Transportation Research Board, c2008 Soil Survey of Orange County, Florida. By: US Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the University of Florida, c1989 Parks: Design and Management By: Phillips, Leonard E. Published: McGraw Hill Inc., c1996 Urban Green: City Parks of the Western World. By: French, Jere S. Published: Kendall/Hunt Co., c1973 Park Management. By: McCurdy, Dwight R. Published: Southern Illinois University Press, c1985 Bibliography: 48

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Websites: www.city data.com............................................................... (Neighborhood Facts/Figures) www.googleearth.com.................................................................................. ( Base map ) www.flicker.com........................................................................... (Photos, Barcelona etc.) www.orlandoskateparkblog.blogspot.com....................................... (Skate Park Image) www.googlemaps.com......................................... (Context, Existing Roads, Neighborhoods) www.facebook.com/milkdistrict................................. (Robinson St./TG Lee Milk District) www.davesgarden.com............................................... (Plant photos and plant information) www.cityoforlando.net.............................. (Downtown Statistics and Executive Airport info) www.ifas.ufl.edu........................................................... (Plant images and plant information) www.googleimages.com.................. (Plant images, Design Detail images, Site Example Photos) www.leachamphitheater.com............ (Amphitheater measurements and design specifications) www.wildflower.org/expert/show................ (Bio swale plant information and plant images) www.fnps.org................................................................ (Plant images and plant information) www.barcelonaturisme.com.................. (Park de Diagonal Mar photos and site information) www.discoverygreen.com....................... (Discovery Green Park site information and photos) 49

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City of Orlando: AutoCAD File of Festival Park Northern Part of Park 57

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