Recreation from reclamation

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dc.contributor.advisor Spangler, Ronald L. Schilling, Emily E. en_US 2011-06-03T19:33:17Z 2011-06-03T19:33:17Z 2003 en_US 2003
dc.identifier LD2489.Z53 2003 .S35 en_US
dc.description.abstract In many rural areas of East Central Indiana the nearest large recreational facility is at least five to ten miles from potential users. While these people have to drive for recreational opportunities, they most likely would not have to drive to find the nearest quarry. There are hundreds of quarries scattered amongst the fields of Central Indiana. The question at hand is what are the potential benefits of using these quarry sites as large recreational facilities following quarrying operations?Grant County is a rural county in East Central Indiana. It is approximately the midpoint between Marion and Allen Counties along 1-69. Many other rural counties surround Grant County and there are very few large towns or cities. The residents are required to travel great distances at times to reach quality or specialty recreational activities. Just because there is ample farmland and open space available does not mean that opportunities for recreation must be suspended.Irving Materials Inc. (IMI) has a number of quarries located in Grant County. Currently one of the quarries is closed for business and the property is for sale. This is the former Pipe Creek Stone Company found along Pipe Creek in the northwestern portion of the county. Limestone had been quarried out of the 572 acre site for almost 70 years! Operations ceased when it became uneconomical to continue excavating and the site was basically left untouched.Many small communities surround the former Pipe Creek Stone Company near the intersection of Indiana Routes 13 and 18. The town of Mier, located at the intersection, is home to the high school that many of the county teenagers attend. The town of Sweetser, located a few miles to the east along IN Rt. 18, has begun the Sweetser Switch Trail which runs directly to the Pipe Creek Stone Company. Other towns, such as Swayzee and Converse, are also in close proximity to the quarry property.The goal of this project is to develop a conceptual master plan for a recreational facility created on a reclaimed quarry site in East Central Indiana. More specifically, this large recreational facility at the Pipe Creek Stone Company will offer a plethora of activities and opportunities for people of all ages at all times throughout the year. There will be a focus on attracting both the surrounding residents as well as visitors from around the state, but most importantly, the facility will be close and inexpensive with something for everyone year-round.
dc.description.sponsorship College of Architecture and Planning
dc.format.extent 55 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Landscape architecture. en_US
dc.title Recreation from reclamation en_US
dc.type Undergraduate 5th year College of Architecture and Planning thesis. Thesis (B.L.A
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