james h wheeler
Neighborhood Park: Rotary Park @ Leitner Creek
Sweetwater Branch utilizes environmental and construction engineering to control erosion and trash removal at the outflow of Sweetwater Creek in Gainesville, Fl. Models and conceptual graphics led to a detailed plan for gabion weirs that would address visitor use, up stream litter and other environmental issues.
Architecture plans courtesy of UF
Condominium Planting Plan 4
NW Gainesville Mixed Use Development links retail, office space and residential units to a proposed light rail system. Design experiences gained include: - Water systems in an urban areas - Landuse zoning and planning - Alternative transportation - User needs in plaza spaces
Rotary Park @ Leitner Creek 1 2
North Entry Place Marker
3 4 5 6
Shelter and Picnic Use
7 8 9 10
Parc Ventana Sculpture
Pine Row Nature Play and Harvesting
Exercise Circuit and Track Prairie Trails and Play Open Lawn and Mound Concession/Restrooms/Equipment
Rotary Themed Seating Circle
14 15 16
South Entry Gate and Planters
Scrub Trail and Preservation
Fenced Dog Run (Large/Small)
Area Totals: -1.9 acres of open space lawn -44% of 15.1 acres reserved as preservation -3/4 mile of nature trails
Rotary Park: Phasing and Implementation
-Displaced fill and concrete creates a landform mound -Pathways, nature trails sculptures
-Install pine rows and shade trees -Pavilions and seating -Exercise circuit and 2nd phase of sculptures
-Play structures implemented according to capital -Final round of planting completed.
-Central rest room, equipment, and vending facility -Fenced in dog park installed with signage per spec.
Park phasing goals for longevity include re-engineering creek basins, timber harvesting for site upgrades and dog waste composting.
Rotary Park provides passive open space for a community in East Bonita Springs. Implementation and management techniques are designed to rely upon volunteer labor and minimal costs. The park will replace a derelict mobile home park and use many on-site resources for planters, art and program devices. Drought tolerant and low maintenance planting and materials ensure low operating costs and longevity for the City of Bonita Springs.
Native scrub buﬀer 6’ path
Maximum Shade lawn 5:1 slope on hill 18’ promenade path
Oak hammock and fields
6’ pine straw path
Rotary Park: Detailed South Entry Plan
Hammock Trail 1600 ft2 Rest room and Concessions Facility
Upland Scrub Trail
Council Ring Chickee Hut built by local tribes. No permits needed for const..
Aquatic Marsh Edge
Re-used Septic Tank Flower Planters Cap rock Bollards
Waste Collection 20 40
Rotary Park: Perspectives
Sketches and Renderings
James H Wheeler Jr. (239) 565-8491 firstname.lastname@example.org