The Fiddler Festival Park & River of Man RV Resort: Bringing Tourism Back to the Big Bend

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Title:
The Fiddler Festival Park & River of Man RV Resort: Bringing Tourism Back to the Big Bend
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
Roedell, Joshua
Publisher:
School of Landscape Architecture and Planning, College of Design, Construction and Planning, University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, FL
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Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Bachelor's
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida

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Subjects / Keywords:
site design
RV festival park

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Abstract:
Due to the Taylor County Restore Act, Taylor County will be receiving up to $12 million dollars to help revitalize the local economy and ecology. The county asked the general public for project proposals for how to use the money. This project is a proposal for a festival park and RV campground to be built in Steinhatchee, Florida on a Taylor County owned parcel of land. The Fiddler Festival Park will be a multiuse development with a RV park as the economic heart of the attraction. It will be classified as a "destination park" where tourists will be invited to visit the gulf coast and experience its unique attractions. While the RV Park and campgrounds will provide the economic foundation for the park, other uses such as hiking trails, a fishing pier and public park space will help attract interest in the area and provide a space for important social and recreational activities for the nearby towns.
General Note:
Undergraduate Honors Thesis
General Note:
Landscape Architecture capstone project

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University of Florida Institutional Repository
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University of Florida
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All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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The Fiddler Festival Park & River of Man RV ResortBringing Tourism Back to the Big BendJoshua D. Roedell

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Many people donated their time and knowledge to helping me do the best I could on this Acknowlegements

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Acknowledgements Table of Contents

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What would you do with $12 million dollars? This was the question the Taylor County Restore Act Project Impetus

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Delta. Estimated losses to Florida tourism industry: o Depending on the settlement, Taylor County will be receiving between $3 million and $12 million dollars. o Local funds will come to the county. o Funds awarded based upon consistency with Eligibility Criteria. o Taylor County Board of County Commissioners are given sole authority over distribution over local funds. o Restoration and protection of natural wildlife habitats, beaches, and coastal wetlands of the Gulf Coast region. natural resources o Implementation of a federally approved marine, coastal or comprehensive conservation monitoring o Workforce development and job creation o Improvements to state parks in coastal or ecological resources, including ports infrastructure o Planning assistance o Promotion of tourism, including recreational o Promotion of consumption of seafood harvested from the Gulf Coast region

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Dean Fowler

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Intro to the Area

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Taylor County So u rc e : Es ri D i g i t a l G l o b e G e o E y e i -c u b e d U SD A, U SG S A EX, G e t m a p p i n g Ae ro g ri d I G N I G P s w i s s t o p o a n d t h e G I S U s e r C o m m u n i t y So u rc e : Es ri D i g i t a l G l o b e G e o E y e i -c u b e d U SD A, U SG S A EX, G e t m a p p i n g Ae ro g ri d I G N I G P s w i s s t o p o a n d t h e G I S U s e r C o m m u n i t y Taylor County City of Jena Taylor County

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within ten miles of the town. So u rc e : Es ri D i g i t a l G l o b e G e o Ey e i -c u b e d U SD A U SG S A EX, G e t m a p p i n g Ae ro g ri d I G N I G P s w i s s t o p o a n d t h e G I S U s e r C o m m u n i t y mile radius2. mile radius1 mile radius Paddling Trail Conservation Area Management Area Conservation Area

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Deadmans Bay Gulf of Mexico Steinhatchee, Taylor County Jena, Dixie CountySteinhatchee River area.

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Case Studies

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the wants and needs of the RV crowd and he was willing to share his knowledge with us. Pool Fitness Center Viewing Deck Tennis Dog ParkWilliston Crossings RV Resort

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Winter Quarters RV Resort Pool Fitness Center Pets Welcome

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Fitness Center Arts and Crafts Rooms Dog Park and much more....

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The Program

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The Fiddler Crab Festival

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Project Site Deadmans Bay Gulf of Mexico Steinhatchee, Taylor County Jena, Dixie County Steinhatchee River Fiddler Crab Festival accommodate more vendors. is now held.

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http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/90402457.jpg the community center give visitors

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Information and Parking Areas Festival Area

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The Site

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Project Site Steinhatchee, FL Jena, FL County and is located to the north of the the land.

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Site Analysis

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Wetlands District Ecosystem restoration is on list of Taylor County Restore Act. Allowing some reclamation could of the site. So u rc e : E s ri D i g i t a l G l o b e G e o Ey e i -c u b e d U SD A U SG S, AEX G e t m a p p i n g Ae ro g ri d I G N I G P s w i s s t o p o a n d t h e G I S U s e r C o m m u n i t y Wetlands remaining are shown as still covering most of the site.

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management areas. So u rc e : Es ri D i g i t a l G l o b e G e o Ey e i -c u b e d U SD A U SG S A EX, G e t m a p p i n g Ae ro g ri d I G N I G P s w i s s t o p o a n d t h e G I S U s e r C o m m u n i t y Wildlife Management Area Management Area

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Circulation

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to RV Park. So u rc e : E s ri D i g i t a l G l o b e G e o Ey e i -c u b e d U SD A, U SG S, AEX G e t m a p p i n g Ae ro g ri d I G N I G P s w i s s t o p o a n d t h e G I S U s e r C o m m u n i t y L e g e n dp a r c e l s t e i n h a t c h e e 1D E S C R I P T A C R E A G E N O T Z O N E D F O R A G R I C U L T U R A L C O N D O M I N I A I M P R O V E D A G R I C U L T U R E M O B I L E H O M E S M U L T I F A M I L Y L E S S T H A N 1 0 U N I T S O T H E R C O U N T I E S R I G H T S O F W A Y S T R E E T S R O A D S A N D C A N A L S S I N G L E F A M I L Y V A C A N T R E S I D E N T I A L So u rc e : E s ri D i g i t a l G l o b e G e o Ey e i -c u b e d U SD A, U SG S, AEX G e t m a p p i n g Ae ro g ri d I G N I G P s w i s s t o p o a n d t h e G I S U s e r C o m m u n i t y L e g e n dp a r c e l s t e i n h a t c h e e 1D E S C R I P TA C R E A G E N O T Z O N E D F O R A G R I C U L T U R A L C O N D O M I N I A I M P R O V E D A G R I C U L T U R E M O B I L E H O M E S M U L T I F A M I L Y L E S S T H A N 1 0 U N I T S O T H E R C O U N T I E S R I G H T S O F W A Y S T R E E T S R O A D S A N D C A N A L S S I N G L E F A M I L Y V A C A N T R E S I D E N T I A L

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parks, but the conservation areas allow only park spaces and low density high intensity commercial Conservation Agriculture 2

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Goals and Objectives

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Concepts

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project into manageable pieces, so I designed the concepts to build on one another until the NORTH

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The River of Man Campground and Fiddler Festival Park

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The Fiddler Festival Park RV Park Recreation Area 1 2River of Man RV Park Clubhouse and Pool Constructed Wetlands/ Stormwater Boardwalk/ Pier Existing Salt Marsh Trail Connection to Big Bend Wildlife Management Area Lookout Tower 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Steinhatchee River 6 1 2 3 4 5 7 9 8

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Clubhouse/pool Clubhouse parking Firepit restrooms, rec room Dog park Tennis courts Pickleball courts Bocci ball courts Lawn bowling green Maintenance facility/ dumpsters 1 2 3 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 12 1 2 2 4 5 6 7 8 11 10 10 9

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Roomiest of all RVs Drive like the family van

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picnic table

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picnic table

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groundcover groundcover trees awnings 12 ft min.

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Magnolia

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As the Florida population increases, more people will begin seeking out nature based Conclusions

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Bibliography and Contacts