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Lake Alice Ecological Park

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Title:
Lake Alice Ecological Park
Creator:
Gibbs, Lindsey M.
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publisher:
School of Landscape Architecture and Planning, College of Design, Construction and Planning, University of Florida
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Connectivity
Ecology
Environment
Interpretation
Wetlands
City of Gainesville ( local )
City of Naples ( local )
Ecology ( jstor )
Lakes ( jstor )
Land use ( jstor )

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Abstract:
Lake Alice Ecological Park focuses on public education about ecological issues while also promoting passive and active recreational uses. The site is located in the south west portion of the campus of the University of Florida, in Gainesville, Florida. It encompasses three main areas: the Medicinal Gardens, the bat house / student gardens area on the northern side of the lake, and the trails and boardwalks that connect users to various destinations throughout the Lake Alice basin. Lake Alice Ecological Park is a project that is located on the shores of Lake Alice in Gainesville, Florida. The project will focus on the diverse ecosystems that are located within the site as well how to connect people with nature. Public education is also a focus within this project, and will be carried out through the use of signage and information located in an educational facility on the site.
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Landscape Architecture capstone project

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University of Florida
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3 3 Acknowledgments I wanted to say thank you to all the people who helped me get to this point in my school work. So many people have been so helpful and I could not have done it without them. Thank you so much to my Grandmother who watched my son while I was at school, to my anceÂ’ for putting up with me after pulling all-nighters, my parents for words of encouragement, to all the Landscape Architecture faculty who helped me on my way with this project, especially my advisor, Les Linscott, and Erik Lewis and Dr. Gail Hansen de Chapman for their help and insight.

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4 4 TABLE OF CONTENTS1.0 Project Introduction Project Description Goals & Objectives 2.0 Case Studies Xochimilco Ecological Park Naples Botanical Garden Crosby Arboretum Crissy Field Green Cay Wetlands Phytoremediation3.0 Site Analysis & Synthesis 4.0 Project Concepts 5.0 Final concepts 6.0 Master Plans 7.0 Sections, Elevations, Perspectives 8.0 Reference Materials 6.0 Appendix

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5 5 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FlLocation within Alachua County

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6 6 1"t300'l The Lake Alice Basin at the University of Florida

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7 71.0 PROJECT INTRODUCTION Project Description Goals & Objectives

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8 8LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Project: Lake Alice Ecological Park will be a botanical and teaching park located in the northwest portion of the Lake Alice basinClient: This is a hypothetical project, however, I have been communicating with Erik Lewis at the UFplanning department on campus, as well as Dr. Gail Hansen de Chapman Introduction Summary of Work: To educate the public about ecological issues To provide recreational opportunities To reduce run-off into Lake Alice

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9 9LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

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1 0 10LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Major Issues: Currently, as well as in the past, one of the major issues has been the high nutrient load in Lake Alice. According to the Gainesville Sun, Lake Alice is currently designated as a storm water retention area so it is not held to the same water quality standards as other water bodies by the EPA. In an article from January of 2010 by Thomas Stewart, Mark Clark, a professor, said that one of the primary sources for Lake AliceÂ’s sometimes green tinge is the athletic elds, especially Florida Field. In 2009 Lake Alice was 23 times of over the limit set by the EPA for phosphorus (Stewart 2010). To combat the algal blooms which can be detrimental to not only the health of aquatic organisms but can also cause asthma in people, UF manages the algae with Copper Sulfate (Stewart 2010). Introduction Project Value: This project will better the community of Gainesville, by working with sensitive ecosystems and unique plant palettes. The design of Lake Alice Ecological Park will allow the public to become informed about pertinent issues affecting the lake and its inhabitants.

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1 1 11LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL IntroductionGoals:1. Create an educational environment for adults and children Objective: add interprative sig nage Objective: Design an environmen tal teaching facility on the shore of Lake Alice 2. Make a safer Lake Alice area Objective: Make road crossings safer Objective: Make trailheads and parks more visible Objective: Increase cross usage to increase traf c in secluded areas 3. Improve public awareness about Lake Alice water issues Objective: Put signage along the Lake shore about water qual ity isues4. Increase recreation opportunities Objective: Create a more extensive hiking trail and boardwalk network Objective: Increase connectivity from Lake Alice recreation to other recre ational complexes Objective: Create recreation opportunities for children, not just for college students

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1 4 14LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL IntroductionHistory of Lake Alice Originally the area is home to Native Americans. In the Gainesville area this is the Potano people of the Timucua tribe The Univeristy of Florida is founded in 1905 and began classes in 1906 Initially, the lake alice basin was used to stable mules A small sink existed in 1938 In the 1940Â’s water is diverted from campus to ow into lake alice causing ooding of the area In the 1950Â’s water from air conditioners is diverted to lake alice causing more ooding and the dry wells are drilled to remediate the problem In the 1960Â’s water hyacinth and red maple spread throughout the site 1970Â’s and 80Â’s are spent trying to control the water hyacinth invasion Today: water quality is still an issue and nutrient levels are much higher than is healthy due to run off from fertilized sports elds which causes algal blooms

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1 5 151.0 Case Studies Xochimilco Ecological Park Naples Botanical Gar den Crosby Arboretum

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1 6 16 Crissy Field Green Cay Wetlands Phytoremediation

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1 7 17LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Case Studiesxochimilco ecological park: mexico city, mexico A plan of Xochimilco Ecological Park by Grupo Desino Urbano headed by Mario Schjetnan from 1993 Flower covered trellises and agricultural plots a chinampa

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1 8 18 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Case Studiesxochimilco ecological park: mexico city, mexico Xochimilco was originally a series of lakes that lled the Mexico Valley. the Aztec people lived on an island is the middle of the lake surrounded by chinampas, or arti cal islands Chinampas were used by the Aztecs to raise crops and animals In 1987 Xochimilco was declared a world heritage site In 1993 a clean up of the site and a redesign by Grupo Diseno Urbano headed by Mario Schjetnan began The chinampas were re-established and used for agriculture again Solar elds power water circulation and agricultural operations and visitors can ride though canals on boats called trajinerasRelevance: Xochimilco Ecological Park celebrates previous uses of the land, which i would like to do at lake alice. there were water quality issues at xochimilco but they were overcome. Xochimilco also offers many opportunities for recreation like boat rides, walking, and wildlife watching. I may not be able to include boat rides at lake alice, but other program elements similar to Xochimilco are possible.

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1 9 19LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Case StudiesNaples Botanical Garden: Naples, FL

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2 0 20 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Case StudiesNaples Botanical Garden: Naples, FLThe Naples Botanical Garden was founded in 1993 by 8 Naples residents. in 2000 176 acres was purchased which is home to 7 different ecological communities. The land that was purchased was full of exotic invasives, but it has been transformed into gardens, and a 90 acre nature sanctuary that includes walking trails, a boardwalk, lakes and wetlands,a 33 acre pine atwoods preserve,a rookery island, and a birding tower. this preserve provides a habitat for many species including the bald eagle, otters, and gopher tortoises. Relevance: The Naples Botanical Garden is not only a great example of a beautiful botanical garden, but it is also a habitat. The boardwalks and paths that take you through the constructed wetlands move through several ecosystems, which is similar to what the design of Lake Alice Ecological Park aims to accomplish

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2 1 21LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Case Studies The Pincote facility at the Crosby ArboretumCrosby Arboretum: Picayune, MS

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2 2 22 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Case StudiesCrosby Arboretum: Picayune, MSECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES EXHIBITED:SAVANNAA GRASSLAND WITH SCATTERED TREES.WOODLANDA WOODLAND THAT WAS LAST BURNED IN 1982.AQUATICPINECOTE PAVILLION LOCATED ON A SMALL POND IN THIS COMMUNITY. AIA AWARD RECIPIENT.TRAILS:ARRIVAL JOURNEY • SLOUGH JOURNEY • POND JOURNEY PITCHER PLANT BOG • ROSS HUTCHINS JOURNEY WOODLAND JOURNEY • ED BLAKE JOURNEY WILLIAM BARTRAM JOURNEY • CHILDREN’S JOURNEY BILL CIBULA JOURNEY • NORTH SAVANNA JOURNEY SOUTH SAVANNA JOURNEY • ETHNOBOTANY LOOPThe Crosby Arboretum was dedicated to the memory of l.O. Crosby jr. who was a prominent forestry gure in his time. Upon his death, his family decided to turn their family’s strawberry eld into what is now the Crosby Arboretum. The construction began in the early 1980’s and was nished by 1987, and teamed with the university of Mississippi in 1997 for research and for the purpose of adding to its resources. The Arboretum has over 300 species of plants and also manages 7 other natural areas totaling in over 700 acres. There are several trails that the public can take at the 64 acre pinecote facility that showcase the 3 unique ecological communities located within the Arboretum. The Pinecote facility won an asla award for its ecologically mindful design.Relevance: This type of botanical garden should be a model for the design of Lake Alice Ecological Park

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2 3 23LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Case Studies Crissy Field: San Francisco, CACrissy Field shown as an Army air base crica 1921

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2 4 24 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Case StudiesCrissy Field: San Francisco, CARelevance: Crissy Field is relevant to the design of the Lake Alice Ecological Park because of its programming that includes environmental education. One of the main goals of the design of Lake Alice Ecological Park is to educate the public about the lake alice basin and the environment, and an environmental education facility would be an excelent element for me to add to my design.Historic uses: Crissy Field was originally lled in for a race track in 1912 and later became an air eld in 1920. after 1936 it became derelict. The Park: the park was built with help from Evelyn and Walter Haas jr. fund and the San Francisco community. 34.4 million dollars was raised to construct the park,. the 70 acres of asphalt and concrete that was once an air strip was removed, and volunteers planted native plants through out the park and along the shore line. the end product was a new 100 acre national park. Crissy FieldÂ’s grand opening was may 6th, 2001. Activities: Crissy Field center environmental education center offers programs for children and families, as well as youth jobs.

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2 5 25LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Case Studies Views of the 1.5 mile green cay wetlands board walk and the 9,000 square foot wetlands education facilityGreen Cay Wetlands: Palm Beach County, FL

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2 6 26 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Case Studies Relevance: Green Cay Wetlands is a relevant project to the design of Lake Alice Ecological Park because of its treatment of highly nutrient loaded waters. Lake Alice currently has a problem with high nutrient levels and treatment with vegetation through phytoremediation is a feasible option. Green cay also features a very large educational facility, which is an element will be incorporated the design for lake alice.History: Green Cay Wetlands was originally open prairie that was developed into green cay farm, which grew bell peppers, and was owned by ted and trudy winsberg Park: Green Cay was created to treat the treated waste water from palm beach county, which can total several millions per day. 86 different species of vegetation are used to treat the reclaimed water. green cay is meant to mimic a natural everglades ecosystem. Activities: at Green Cay there is a 1.5 mile board walk that runs throughout the wetland, a chickee hut on exhibit, and a 9,000 sq ft nature center. the nature center contains a turtle pond exhibit, a frog habitat, educational murals, an alligator hole, and a model of a wetland.

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2 7 27LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Case StudiesPhytoremediation: Different types

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2 8 28 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Case StudiesPhytoremediation: what is it?De nition of phytoremediationFrom cpeo.org: “a bioremediation process that uses various types of plants to remove, transfer, stabilize, and/or destroy contaminants in the soil and groundwater” Plants essentially have the ability to pick up certain compounds out of the soil. Different plants are better at picking up some compounds than others, Poplar trees have been most studied and have been used by the air force to remove trichloroethylene from ground water. Poplar trees are also able to keep herbicides and pesticides from groundwater. In Chernobyl, russia, sun owers were able to remove radioactive contaminants from pond water Plants with shallow root systems can be used to treat surface contaminants while trees can treat contamination deeper in the soilSounds great! what’s the catch?There is one limitation with phytoremediation: the plants can not be left on site to decompose once they have taken up the contamination. If they are left to decompose, the contaminant will simply leach back into the soil. The only exceptions are plants that actually metabolize toxins, which is called phytodegradtion.Relevance to Lake Alice Ecological Park?Lake Alice currently has a high level of nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus and employment of a phytoremediation program on the lake could be bene cial to the water quality

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2 9 293.0 Site AnalysisAnalysis Expanded Context Immediate Context Synthesis Opportunities Constraints

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3 1 31LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Site Inventory and Analysis: ExpandedExpanded Context Land Usage Map Cultural Resources Environmental Resource Roadways Immediate Context Land Usage Map Cultural Resources Environmental Resources Soils Topography View sheds Key Intersections Site Analysis

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3 2 32 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl Site Inventory and Analysis: ExpandedExpanded Context Land Usage Map Cultural Resources Environmental Resource Roadways Immediate Context Land Usage Map Cultural Resources Environmental Resources Soils Topography View sheds Land Usage for the Lake Alice and the Expanded Context of the University of Florida. Land usage is broken down into Housing Recreation Academic Of ces and Support Structures Conservation Labs Other ( not speci ed) Site Analysis

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3 3 33LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl Site Analysisall of the current land uses at the university of orida Site Inventory and Analysis: Expanded

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3 4 34 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl Land Use: HousingLand Use: Recreation Site Inventory and Analysis: ExpandedSite Analysis

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3 5 35LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl Site AnalysisSite Inventory and Analysis: Expanded Land Use: Academic Land Use: Of ces and Other Support Structures

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3 6 36 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl Site Inventory and Analysis: Expanded Land Use: Conservation Land Use: LabsSite Analysis

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3 7 37LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl Site Inventory and Analysis: Expanded Land Use: Other / Not Speci ed Site Analysis

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3 8 38 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl cultural resources for Uf expanded context reitz union “the swamp” gyms o’connell center baughman center plaza of the americas librariesSite Inventory and Analysis: Expanded UF Cultural Resources for Expanded Context Site Analysis

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3 9 39LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl Site Inventory and Analysis: Expandedenvironmental resources for UF expanded context Lakes Creeks Wetlands Open Space Fields Gardens UF Medicinal Garden Ficke Garden Bat House Site Analysis

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4 0 40 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl Site Inventory and Analysis: Expanded UF Important Roadways and IntersectionsSite Analysis

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4 1 41LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Site AnalysisSite Inventory and Analysis: ImmediateImmediate context Land usage in the surrounding context of LakeAlice, the Medicinal Gardens, and Wetlands Land usage is broken down into Housing Recreation Academic Of ces and Support Structures Conservation Labs

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4 2 42 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl Site AnalysisSite Inventory and Analysis: Immediate Immediate context surrounding Lake Alice, the Medicinal Gardens and the Bat House

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4 3 43LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Site Inventory and Analysis: ImmediateSite Analysis Land Use: Housing Land Use: Recreation

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4 4 44 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Site Inventory and Analysis: immediateSite Analysis Land Use: AcademicLand Use: Of ces and Other Support Structures

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4 5 45LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Site Analysis Land Use: Conservation Land Use: LabsSite Inventory and Analysis: Immediate

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4 7 47LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Immediate Context: Resources for the Lake Alice immediate contextSite Inventory and Analysis: ImmediateCultural Resources for the Lake Alice Area immediate context Bat House Lake viewing and Info Kiosk Baughman Center Medicinal Gardens Student Garden Plots Baby Gator IFAS, USDA, Fi eld Hall Site Analysis

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4 8 48 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl Site AnalysisCultural resourcesSite Inventory and Analysis: Immediate

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4 9 49LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Site AnalysisSite inventory and analysis: ImmediateImmediate Context: Environmental resources for Lake Alice and Immediate Context Creeks Lakes Open Spaces Linkages Wetlands Gardens• Ficke Gardens • Medicinal Gardens • Student Gardens

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5 0 50 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Site AnalysisSite inventory and analysis: ImmediateEnvironmental resources for the Lake Alice immediate context

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5 1 51LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Site AnalysisSite inventory and analysis: ImmediateImmediate Context: Signi cant Topography Look for things like Steep slopes Depressions Sink holes Mounds

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5 2 52 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Site AnalysisSite inventory and analysis: ImmediateTopography map for the Lake Alice Basin

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5 3 53LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Site inventory and analysis: ImmediateSite Analysis soils for the immediate context of lake alice Each soil corresponds to a different ecosystem and helps to inform land uses as well as plant palettes

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5 4 54 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Site Inventory and Analysis: ImmediateSite Analysis

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5 5 55LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Site AnalysisSite inventory and analysis: Immediate

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5 6 56 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Site AnalysisSite inventory and analysis: ImmediateLake Alice view sheds From viewing area east from Baughman Center east, from Village Drive south, and from the marsh looking north.

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5 7 57LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Program user groupsSite Analysis Adults Mentally/Physically Disabled College students Senior citizens Children Infant Older Teens Families Mixed ages and abilities Classes similar ages and abilitiesFirst time visitors Mixed ages and abilities

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5 9 59LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL This chart shows users noted at Lake Alice or users who could potentially utilize Lake Alice Ecological Park matched up to possible recreation uses. This informed the design elements of Lake Alice Ecological Park to make as many accessible options as possible for the most user groups.Program User Groups Site Analysis

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6 0 60 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Program User GroupsSite Analysis

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6 3 63 4.0 CONCEPTS PROGRAM CONCEPTS

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6 4 64 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL CONCEPTS

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6 5 65LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL CONCEPT 1 This concept keeps museum road at its normal alignment It focuses on creating gateways to lake Alice at Radio/Museum and Village Dr. / Museum Rd. It consolidates IFAS buildings on the SW shore Creates a trail going through the Medicinal Gardens all the way to the parking garage on Gale LemerandConcept 1

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6 6 66 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL CONCEPT 1

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6 7 67LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL CONCEPT 2 This concept re-aligns Museum It focuses on creating gateways at Radio Rd./ Museum Rd. and Village Dr./ Museum Rd. Consolidates IFAS buildings at the SW shore Creates a trail going through the Medicinal Gardens all the way to the parking garage on Gale Lemerand as well as a boardwalk through the marshes to the eld behind Fi eld Hall on the shouth shoreConcept 2

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6 8 68 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL CONCEPT 2

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6 9 69LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL CONCEPT 3 This concept re-aligns Museum It focuses on creating gateways at Radio Rd./ Museum Rd. and Village Dr./ Museum Rd. Consolidates IFAS buildings at the SW shore Creates a trail going through the Medicinal Gardens all the way to the parking garage on Gale Lemerand as well as a boardwalk through the marshes to the eld behind Fi eld Hall on the shouth shore Also creates a boardwalk and lookout in Medicinal Gardens along the marshland boardwalkConcept 3: Hybrid

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7 1 71 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL5.0 DEVELOPED CONCEPTS Bat house area Medicinal Gardens Conceptual plant palettes

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7 2 72 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FLConceptual trail and boardwalk layout

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7 3 73LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Bat house area conceptual design this is a concept of the NW shore of the Lake Alice Basin. It adds more student gardens, and a path along the northern border of the property, as well as a playground across from the Baby Gator, which will also serve Corry Villlage too.CONCEPTS

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7 4 74 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Bat house area conceptual design : plant palette Zamia oridana Cephalanthus occidentalis Gaillardia spp.Eragrostis spectabilis Canna spp.Hydrangea Quercifolia Ilex vomitoriaMyrica ceriferaRudibeckia fulgida Sabal minorSisyrinchium angustifolium Tripsacum oridana Acer rubrumBetula nigraSabal palmettoTaxodium ascendens Ulmus americana Quercus virginianaCONCEPTS

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7 5 75LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Medicinal Garden Area ConceptThis concept creates additional parking, improves and adds upon existing boardwalks, add bathroom / interpretation facility, and enhances views The concept for the Medicinal Gardens aims to conserve as many trees and wetland area as pssible and is more conceptual in nature, as if it were built it would be mainly laid out in the eld. A native plant palette will be used, focusing on plants that are either mesic hammock or marsh plants, showcasing the two ecosystems for the public to explore and learn about.CONCEPTS

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7 6 76 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Cephalanthus occidentalis Sisyrinchium angustifolium Myrica cerifera Taxodium ascendens Baccharis halimifolia Itea virginica Iris Virginica Sambucus spp. Acer barbatum Canna spp. Nyssa Sylvatica Magnolia virginianaMyrica cerifera Acer rubrum Ulmus americanaMedicinal Garden Conceptual Plant PaletteCONCEPTS

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7 7 77LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 6.0 MASTER PLANS BAT HOUSE AREA MEDICINAL GARDENS OVERALL MASTER PLAN GUIDELINES

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7 9 79 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Bat house area master plan childrens playground Safe crossing with speed table and median Expanded student gardens Bat Houses with vegetative buffer Bat viewing with interpretation Gator viewing and interpretation Lake Alice Environmental teaching facility

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8 0 80LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Bat house area design guidelines Design with minimal im pact on the environment Use only native and orida Friendly plant materials to reduce water consumption Create areas for water reten tion with the topography to reduce stormwater to Lake Alice Create areas for safe road way crossings

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8 1 81 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Bat house area master plan Restroom / info with deck Viewing platform Parking Boardwalk Open lawn area Trail to parking garages Conservation wetland

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8 2 82LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Bat house area design guidelines Design with minimal im pact on the environment Use only native and orida Friendly plant materials to reduce water consumption Create areas for water reten tion with the topography to reduce stormwater to Lake Alice Design to be laid out in the eld to preserve as many trees as possible Selective pruning of high vegetation to open up spaces and increase visibility and safety Create areas of sun and shade to allow for a wider variety of planting material

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8 3 83 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Bat House Area Master Plan Lake Alice Field Viewing platform Medicinal Gardens Boardwalk Gateway on Village Drive New Life Sciences Building Propsed central Garden by Dr. Hansen

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8 4 84LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Bat House Area Design Guidelines Design with minimal im pact on the environment Use only native and orida Friendly plant materials to reduce water consumption Create areas for water reten tion with the topography to reduce stormwater to Lake Alice Design to be laid out in the eld to preserve as many trees as possible Selective pruning of high vegetation to open up spaces and increase visibility and safety Create paths and trails that link users to various destina tions through out campus

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8 5 85 7.0 RENDERINGS Sections / Elecations Perspectives

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8 9 89LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Perspectives: Key 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4

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9 0 90LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Perspective 1: Village Drive and Museum Road

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9 1 91LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Perspective 2: Over marsh boardwalk

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9 2 92LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Perspective 3: Alligator viewing

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9 3 93 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FLPerspective 4: Lake Alice Environmental Teaching Facility

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9 4 948.0 REFERENCE SOURCES BIBLIOGRAPHY PHOTO CREDITS

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9 5 95LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL REFERENCES CASE STUDIES INFORMATION: X O C H I M I L C O E C O L O G I C A L P A R K : X o c h i m i l c o E c o l o g i c a l P a r k 2 0 1 2 G r o u n d s f o r C h a n g e h t t p : / / w w w g f c a c t i v a t i n g l a n d o r g / e x p l o r e / p r e c e d e n t s / x o c h i m i l c o e c o l o g i c a l p a r k / # [ a c c e s s e d F e b r u a r y 2 2 n d 2 0 1 2 ] N A P L E S B O T A N I C A L G A R D E N A b o u t t h e G a r d e n 2 0 1 2 N a p l e s B o t a n i c a l G a r d e n h t t p : / / w w w n a p l e s g a r d e n o r g / a b o u t t h e g a r d e n s h t m l [ a c c e s s e d N o v e m b e r 3 0 t h 2 0 1 1 ] C R O S B Y A R B O R E T U M H i s t o r y 2 0 1 2 T h e C r o s b y A r b o r e t u m h t t p : / / w w w c r o s b y a r b o r e t u m m s s t a t e e d u / p a g e s / h i s t o r y p h p [ a c c e s s n o v e m b e r 3 0 t h 2 0 1 1 ] C R I S S Y F I E L D C r i s s y F i e l d 2 0 1 1 P a r k s C o s e r v a n c y h t t p : / / w w w p a r k s c o n s e r v a n c y o r g / a b o u t / n e w s l e t t e r s / p a r k e v e n t u r e s / 2 0 1 1 / m a y p a r k e v e n t u r e s h t m l # S t a t i c [ a c c e s s e d f e b r u a r y 2 2 n d 2 0 1 2 ] G R E E N C A Y W E T L A N D S G r e e n C a y N a t u r e C e n t e r 2 0 1 1 P a l m B e a c h C o u n t y h t t p : / / w w w p b c g o v c o m / p a r k s / n a t u r e / g r e e n c a y n a t u r e c e n t e r / [ a c c e s s e d f e b r u a r y 2 2 n d 2 0 1 2 ] P H Y T O R E M E D I A T I O N P h y t o r e m e d i a t i o n 2 0 1 1 C e n t e r f o r P u b l i c E n v i r o n m e n t a l O v e r s i g h t h t t p : / / w w w c p e o o r g / t e c h t r e e / t t d e s c r i p t / p h y t r e m h t m [ a c c e s s e d f e b r u a r y 2 2 n d 2 0 1 2 ] CASE STUDY PHOTO CREDITS: X O C H I M I L C O A L L P H O T O S : h t t p : / / w w w g f c a c t i v a t i n g l a n d o r g / e x p l o r e / p r e c e d e n t s / x o c h i m i l c o e c o l o g i c a l p a r k / N A P L E S B O T A N I C A L G A R D E N m a p f r o m : h t t p : / / w w w n a p l e s g a r d e n o r g / C R O S B Y A R B O R E T U M A L L P H O T O S F R O M : h t t p : / / w w w c r o s b y a r b o r e t u m m s s t a t e e d u / p a g e s / a b o u t p h p C R I S S Y F I E L D : p h o t o 1 a n d 2 f r o m : w w w n p s g o v p h o t o 3 f r o m : w w w p a r k s c o n s e r v a n c y o r g G R E E N C A Y W E T L A N D S a l l p h o t o s f r o m : h t t p : / / w w w p b c g o v c o m / p a r k s / n a t u r e / g r e e n c a y n a t u r e c e n t e r / P H Y T O R E M E D I A T I O N : p h o t o f r o m : w w w y o u a r e t h e c i t y c o m

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9 6 96 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL REFERENCES B r a i l s f o r d K i m b e r l y A L a k e A l i c e : T h e N a t u r a l C o n n e c t i o n : G a i n e s v i l l e F l o r i d a 1 9 8 4 U n i v e r s i t y o f F l o r i d a L i b r a r y C a t a l o g ; M a n g o D i s c o v e r y < h t t p : / / u f c a t a l o g f c l a e d u / p e r m a l i n k j s p ? 2 0 U F 0 0 3 0 9 3 1 6 4 > F a c i l i t i e s P l a n n i n g a n d C o n s t r u c t i o n D i v i s i o n F i r s t E d C o n s e r v a t i o n A r e a L a n d M a n a g e m e n t G a i n e s v i l l e F l : U n i v e r s i t y o f F l o r i d a N o v 2 0 0 4 P r i n t F a c i l i t i e s P l a n n i n g a n d C o n s t r u c t i o n D i v i s i o n F i r s t E d C o n s e r v a t i o n A r e a L a n d M a n a g e m e n t G a i n e s v i l l e F l : U n i v e r s i t y o f F l o r i d a N o v 2 0 0 4 P r i n t K a r r a k e r D a v i d O 1 9 2 8 T h e B i r d s o f L a k e A l i c e 1 9 5 3 U n i v e r s i t y o f F l o r i d a L i b r a r y C a t a l o g ; M a n g o D i s c o v e r y < h t t p : / / u f c a t a l o g f c l a e d u / p e r m a l i n k j s p ? 2 0 U F 0 0 0 5 5 9 0 6 0 > M a r t i n e z N a t a l i a V R e c o n s i d e r i n g a S p a c e f o r M e d i t a t i o n : A G a r d e n P r o p o s a l : L a k e A l i c e G a i n e s v i l l e F l o r i d a / N a t a l i a V M a r t i n e z 2 0 0 1 U n i v e r s i t y o f F l o r i d a L i b r a r y C a t a l o g ; M a n g o D i s c o v e r y < h t t p : / / u f c a t a l o g f c l a e d u / p e r m a l i n k j s p ? 2 0 U F 0 0 2 9 6 0 6 3 4 > S t e w a r t T h o m a s “ U F ’ s W a t e r I s s u e s ” G a i n e s v i l l e S u n 3 1 j a n 2 0 1 0 n P a g W e b 7 O c t 2 0 1 1 < h t t p : / / w w w g a i n e s v i l l e c o m / a r t i c l e / 2 0 1 0 0 1 3 1 / a r t i c l e s / 1 3 1 1 0 0 7 > U n i t e d S t a t e s S o i l C o n s e r v a t i o n S e r v i c e 2 6 E c o l o g i c a l C o m m u n i t i e s o f F l o r i d a [ E l e c t r o n i c R e s o u r c e ] / S o i l C o n s e r v a t i o n S e r v i c e E d ( P r o j e c t ) P A L M M W a s h i n g t o n D C : S o i l C o n s e r v a t i o n S e r v i c e U S D e p t o f A g r i c u l t u r e 1 9 8 0 U n i v e r s i t y o f F l o r i d a L i b r a r y C a t a l o g ; M a n g o D i s c o v e r y < h t t p : / / u f c a t a l o g f c l a e d u / p e r m a l i n k j s p ? 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 6 ; h t t p : / / p u r l f c l a e d u / f c l a / d l / U F 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 j p g ; h t t p : / / p u r l f c l a e d u / f c l a / d l / U F 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 p d f > W e l l s A O W a t e r s o f t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f F l o r i d a [ E l e c t r o n i c R e s o u r c e ] : M a n a g i n g f o r W a t e r Q u a l i t y i n t h e L a k e A l i c e W a t e r s h e d G a i n e s v i l l e F l a : U n i v e r s i t y o f F l o r i d a 2 0 0 5 U n i v e r s i t y o f F l o r i d a L i b r a r y C a t a l o g ; M a n g o D i s c o v e r y < h t t p : / / u f c a t a l o g f c l a e d u / p e r m a l i n k j s p ? 2 0 U F 0 0 3 5 0 4 1 4 6 ; h t t p : / / p u r l f c l a e d u / f c l a / e t d / U F E 0 0 1 3 2 8 4 > W h i t n e y E l e a n o r N o s s P r i c e l e s s F l o r i d a : N a t u r a l E c o s y s t e m s a n d N a t i v e S p e c i e s / E l l i e W h i t n e y D B r u c e M e a n s A n n e R u d l o e ; I l l u s t r a t e d b y E r i c J a d a s z w e s k y E d D B r u c e M e a n s a n d A n n e R u d l o e 1 s t e d e d S a r a s o t a F l a : P i n e a p p l e P r e s s 2 0 0 4 U n i v e r s i t y o f F l o r i d a L i b r a r y C a t a l o g ; M a n g o D i s c o v e r y < h t t p : / / u f c a t a l o g f c l a e d u / p e r m a l i n k j s p ? 2 0 U F 0 0 3 1 1 5 9 3 0 >

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9 7 97LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL PHOTO CREDITS: U F H a b i t a t d i a g r a m f r o m : h t t p : / / w w w f a c i l i t i e s u e d u / p l a n n i n g / c a l m / p l a n s / l a k e a l i c e / h a b i t a t j p g B a t H o u s e A r e a C o n c e p t u a l p l a n t P a l e t t e s o u r c e d f r o m : h t t p : / / w w w o r i d a y a r d s o r g / f y p l a n t s / p l a n t q u e r y p h p M e d i c i n a l G a r d e n C o n c e p t u a l P l a n t P a l e t t e S o u r c e d f r o m : h t t p : / / w w w o r i d a y a r d s o r g / f y p l a n t s / p l a n t q u e r y p h p REFERENCESBASE MAP INFORMATIONGIS les from UF planning department contact: Erik Lewis, Senior Planner AutoCad base drawings from PPD at UF website: http://www.ppd.u .edu/requests/ PPD%20Reference%20Data/Campus%20Maps/ Base%20Map/On-Campus%20Maps/Map%20 Files/ Archeologically sensitive sites guidelines from uf: http://www.facilities.u .edu/dcs/PDF/ Appendix.D.pdf Campus Area Land Management Plans http://www.facilities.u .edu/planning/calm/ plans.php

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9 9 99LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL APPENDIXContacts: Erik Lewis, Senior Planner facilities, planning, and constructio 232 staduim po box 115050 Gainesville, Fl 32611-5050 352-272-4011 Dr. Gail Hansen de Chapman Assistant Professor Environmental Horticulture Department State Extension Specialist Landscape Design Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology 352-273-4506 ghansen@u .edu

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1 0 0 100 LAKE ALICE ECOLOGICAL PARKat the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL APPENDIX UF Columbarium: Proposed to be built in the near future. Contact: Dr. Gail Hansen de Chapman. IFAS Botanical Garden: Proposed to built in the near future. By Dr. Gail Hansen De Chapman.Plans