YOU MUST BE REGISTERED FOR THE CONFERENCE ON THE DAY(S) THAT THE TOUR WILL TAKE PLACE TO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TOUR
(example: If you are registered for Friday Conference ONLY, you are only able to purchase a ticket for the Friday Tour. Full Registrants are able to purchase any Tour(s) they wish to participate in)
#1 Ribault Club, Timucuan Trail, & Kingsley Plantation tour hosted by Florida State Parks, RAM Professional Group and The National Park Service
Date: Thursday, August 4, 2016
Time: 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Price: $75 (1A), $100 (1B), $125 (1C), $150 (1D)
CEC: 6.5 (DBPR 0010365)
Lunch: Larry's Giant Subs
Program participants will begin with a presentation on the Ribault Club from the Florida State Park Service. They will learn about the history of the Kingsley Plantation and the Ribault Club which are both located on Ft. George Island. The following presentation will focus on The Timucuan Trail. Participants will learn about the evolution of the Timucuan Trail, an 18 –mile, 10-foot wide “joint shared-use” facility. Numerous parking and trailheads utilizing low impact design (LID) including “no pond” stormwater management are located at key locations along the route.The multi-use trail consists of asphalt, concrete, and elevated boardwalk and incorporates five bridge crossings along the route. Once completed, the Phase 1 portion of the trail will connect Huguenot Memorial Park to Amelia Island Recreation Area. Stakeholder Team members include the City of Jacksonville, FDOT, the Florida Park Service and the National Park Service. Participants will then have the option of 4 tours: walking tour of Kingsley Plantation led by a National Park Service Ranger, guided bike tour of Timucuan Trail, guided segway tour of Ft. George Island, or guided kayak ecotour of Ft. George Island.
#2 Urban Sketch Crawl: Drawn to Downtown
Date: Thursday, Auguat 4, 2016
Time: 8:00 am - 12:15 pm
CEC: 4 (DBPR 0010355
Lunch: Not Included
Join fellow drawing enthusiasts for a short urban sketching workshop while discovering the fascinating character of Jacksonville’s downtown as a river city through on-location sketching. The session leaders who represent some of the profession of landscape architecture’s premier urban sketchers will embrace the art of the “quick sketch”. Multiple techniques to improve the art of observation through sketching will enhance your ability to fully realize the benefits of creative thinking through the eyes of on-site sketching. Bring your own materials and comfortable walking shoes and favorite sketchbook. Participants’ sketchbooks will be displayed in the ASLA Commons. For intermediate/advanced sketchers.
#3 A Legacy of Conservation and Urban Beautification: Ninah Cummer, the Cummer Museum & Gardens, and Memorial Park
Date: Friday, August 5, 2016
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CEC: 3 (DBPR 0010336
Lunch: Not Included
An in-depth look at two of Jacksonville's most intriguing historic landscapes, the Cummer Museum & Gardens and Memorial Park, this lecture, tour and gallery exhibit provide insight into the civic vision that helped green the modern city. Ninah Cummer advocated tirelessly for parks and beautification, on the Planning Advisory Board, through the Federation of Garden Clubs, and on the Memorial Park Committee. A great plantswoman herself, she collaborated on her family's gardens with O.C. Simonds, Ellen Biddle Shipman, and the Olmsted Brothers, and was instrumental in the creation of Memorial Park, considered the Olmsted Brothers' best surviving small urban park.
#4 Jax Beach Streetscape
Date: Saturday, August 6, 2016
Time: 2:45 pm - 6:15 pm
CEC: 3.5 (DBPR 0010350)
Lunch: Not Included
Witness The City of Jacksonville Beach redevelopment process of public participation, planning and design that embraced its funky beach character while responding to the needs of its residents and businesses.