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dc.contributorVirginia Tech. Community Design Assistance Centeren_US
dc.contributor.authorGilboy, Elizabeth Truexen_US
dc.contributor.authorSteika, Kimen_US
dc.contributor.authorLaRoche, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorEdenfield, Caitlinen_US
dc.contributor.authorHeile, Laurelen_US
dc.description.abstractThe Community Design Assistance Center (CDAC) worked with the Town of St. Paul and St. Paul Tomorrow, Inc. to develop a conceptual master plan for the Bluebell Island Trail as well as a redesign for A.R. Matthews Park. Bluebell Island is approximately 1.3 acres. This undeveloped natural area is owned by the town and has recently been put in a conservation easement with The Nature Conservancy (TNC). The town and TNC want to see a natural surfaced trail system developed on the island to compliment the biodiversity of the area and to provide connections to existing trail systems in the area. A.R. Matthews Park, the town’s current riverside park, is adjacent to Bluebell Island and is home to the annual Clinch River Days Festival (circa 1998). This festival was created to “showcase the Clinch River, and the endangered species that exist in and around the river.” 3

The current park contains a variety of amenities (two tennis courts, a basketball court, children’s play equipment, a stage, a covered shelter, a little league stadium, and the start of a skate park) but is aging and doesn’t take advantage of its proximity to the Clinch River as well as it could. “The St. Paul’s Tomorrow Trails Team is interested in creating a new design for the park that will complement the new trail addition to Bluebell Island and create a Riverwalk that joins Oxbow Lake and the Sugar Hill Loop Trail system.” 4
dc.description.sponsorshipUnited States. Forest Serviceen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipVirginia. Department of Forestryen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSouthern Group of State Forestersen_US
dc.format.extent38 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Tech. Community Design Assistance Centeren_US
dc.rightsIn Copyright (InC)en_US
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dc.subjectTrails -- Virginia -- Saint Paul -- Designs and plans.en_US
dc.subjectNatural areas -- Virginia -- Saint Paul -- Designs and plans.en_US
dc.subjectParks -- Virginia -- Saint Paul -- Designs and plans.en_US
dc.subjectRecreation areas -- Virginia -- Saint Paul -- Designs and plans.en_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.A542 C57 2012b
dc.titleBluebell Island Natural Area trail design and conceptual redesign of A.R. Matthews Parken_US
dc.typeTechnical reporten_US
dc.rights.holderVirginia Tech. Community Design Assistance Centeren_US
dc.coverage.citySt. Paulen_US
dc.description.notesCover title.en_US
dc.description.notesCDAC project team: Elizabeth Gilboy, director; Kim Steika, Michael LaRoche, Caitlin Edenfield, Laurel Heile.en_US
dc.description.notes"Prepared for the Town of St. Paul and St. Paul Tomorrow, Inc., August 2012."en_US
dc.description.notes"Project funding provided by the USDA Forest Service (Region 8) in cooperation with the Southern Group of State Foresters and the Virginia Department of Forestry."en_US
dc.coverage.countyWise Countyen_US
dc.coverage.countyRussell Countyen_US

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