Designing Trails with Art and History
This session will highlight design development of the Urban Arts Leg of the City of Jackson’s (MI) Riverwalk Trail on the Grand River, complemented by a survey of several recent National Park Service trail projects that integrate public art.
Speakers: Charles Tracy, National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance; Lori Singleton, ASLA, Associate, Lead Designer, Hamilton Anderson Associates
Sensitive trail design can promote an awareness of industrial, cultural, environmental, and historic heritage. Many trails interface with sites that provide opportunities to tell important stories, to reveal the landscape's history, and to convey a stronger sense of regional cultural identity. The real challenge is finding creative ways that truly inspire and connect with trail users in an information-saturated era. This session will highlight design development of the Urban Arts Leg of the City of Jackson’s (MI) Riverwalk Trail on the Grand River, complemented by a survey of several recent National Park Service trail projects that integrate public art.
America’s incomparable system of national scenic, historic, and recreational trails is the perfect way to sustain your mental and physical health, while maintaining the social distancing that is required in these challenging times.
This report evaluates the economic, environmental, and social benefits of outdoor recreation activities associated with trails and their nexus with the economy of Washington.
Trails contribute more than $8.2 billion to Washington state's economy, according to companion studies released by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office.
To better understand and promote physical activity on a newly constructed trail, the present study examined the demographic characteristics and physical activity behaviors of trail users