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Murphey Candler Park Alternative Master Plan

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Guiding Principals

  • Minimize disturbance to trees within the park
  • Limit vehicle circulation to the edge of the park
  • Expand parking opportunities at the boundary between the park and the neighborhood.
  • Expand pedestrian connectivity at park perimeter to connect new park elements.
  • Provide universal access where feasible (ADA)

Design Program

  1. HORSESHOE LOOP PATH: repave existing loop reducing the width to 12’ wide. This width can still accommodate maintenance vehicles and multi-use trail users. 0 tree impact.
  2. WOODLAND MEADOW AMPHITHEATER: terrain fitting natural turf amphitheater. Minimal regrading needed to enhance the natural bowl. View a PDF of this area. Area was already impacted by tree cutting.
  3. WOODLAND MEADOW OVERLOOK: accessible 20’x15’ permeable surfaced multi use patio area that can accommodate small gatherings and also be used for small performances. Minimal tree root zone impacts, 0 trees removed.
  4. ACCESSIBLE MEADOW PATH: 5’ wide concrete path connecting the parking lot (#6) to the 2 upper shelters, the woodland meadow overlook and the lower loop path. Minimal tree root zone impacts, 0 trees removed.
  5. EXISTING NATURAL SURFACED TRAIL TO PLAYGROUND: Minor upgrades and enhancements to refresh mulch surface and connect to new playground sidewalk. 0 tree impact.
  6. SOUTH LOOP ROAD ACCESSIBLE PARKING: small parking lot at south end of loop road with 6 +2 ADA parking spaces. Minimal tree root zone impacts, 0 trees removed.
  7. LAKE LOOP – HORSESHOE LOOP CONNECTOR PATH: Pave existing path clearing with 8’ wide ADA path connecting the Horseshoe Loop path the Lake Loop path. Minor tree impacts with no loss.
  8. EAST NANCY CREEK NORTH PARKING: pave existing gravel parking, preferably with permeable paving. 33 +2 ADA spaces per the city’s current plan. 0 tree impact.
  9. EAST NANCY CREEK NORTH PARKING EXPANSION: add 4 spaces to proposed parking. One existing tulip poplar (not in good shape) will need to be removed.
  10. EAST NANCY CREEK PARALLEL PARKING: add 38 parallel 90 degree parking spaces along the road. 0 tree impact.
  11. EAST NANCY CREEK PARALLEL PARKING: add 13 parallel parking spaces along the road. 0 tree impact.
  12. EAST NANCY CREEK MULTI-USE CONNECTOR PATH: 10’ paved multiuse path connecting the existing community green, new parking, existing tennis, and the Horseshoe loop area. 0 tree impact.
  13. LOWLAND NATURAL SURFACE PATH: 4’ wide mulch path exploring the enhanced lowland forest area. 0 tree impact.
  14. UPLAND NATURAL SURFACE PATH: 4’ wide mulch path exploring the enhanced upland forest area. 0 tree impact.

Woodland Meadow Amphitheatre