Point Pleasant Park Comprehensive Plan

Point Pleasant Park Comprehensive Plan

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A plan for restoration after the storm

On September 28, 2003 Hurricane Juan hit Halifax and devastated Point Pleasant Park. The park had been damaged the previous winter by a massive ice storm and the Spruce Longhorn Beetle had done significant damage a few summers prior; the previously densely forested park was a mess of upended roots and downed trees. 75% of the trees had been lost.

In 2005 the Point Pleasant Park International Design Competition began. Through extensive public consultation it was determined that restoring the forest was of primary importance to the people of Halifax. The competition was won jointly by Ekistics Planning & Design and NIP Paysage of Montréal.

The resulting plan provides a guide for forest management and natural regeneration through selective planting and monitoring, guidelines for shoreline retention, as well as recommendations for protecting the historic artifacts found within the park. 

STATUS

2008

park planning, landscape management, masterplan, landscape architecture

CLIENT

Halifax Regional Municipality

LOCATION

Halifax, Nova Scotia

AWARDS

2009 - Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA): National Honour
2009 - Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA): National Citation

 

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Drawing panel from the Point Pleasant Park Competition won jointly by Ekistics and NIP Paysages

Drawing panel from the Point Pleasant Park Competition won jointly by Ekistics and NIP Paysages

Eastern Shorline Area analysis. Key views, open spaces and features.

Eastern Shorline Area analysis. Key views, open spaces and features.

PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS Revamped Upper Parking lot to Cambridge Drive and new signage.

PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS
Revamped Upper Parking lot to Cambridge Drive and new signage.

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