TGDA at the Illinois Park & Recreation Association Conference – January 28-30, 2010

January 10, 2010

TGDA is pleased to be one of the conference exhibitors at the 2010 Illinois Park & Recreation Association Conference, January 28-30 at the Hilton. You can find us at booth (#1712)

Terry Guen will be giving a lecture on Ecological Park Master Planning: Living History in Joliet’s Pilcher Park. Time and Location: 10.30am - 11.45am Conference Room 4F, 4th Floor

This session will include a case study of the Ecological Park Master Plan Process for this 600-acre historic park site, including future facilities planning and natural areas protection for the high quality forest, Hickory Creek Watershed and Pilcher Park Nature Center, Barber and Oberwortmann Horticultural Center.

Participants will: (1) have a greater understanding of how site ecology and historic resources can provide a basis for site planning and contribute to a stronger sense of site identity; (2) have a greater understanding of how ecological planning decisions can be the basis for sustainable site management practices.