Falls Park in Greenville downtown which used to have drugs & prostitutes was the natural systems restoration in the past time. The designer used the natural falls to rebuild it to a park for the citizens to play. It is not only save resources, but also very environmental. The Falls Park is located in the middle of the downtown, there are some restaurants, coffee bars, stores, and the Clemson Economic School around the park. Therefore, there are so many people having fun and rest in the park. In the Spring, the flowers all open, and the plants all turn green. In summer, the children, even the adults, play water with the wild ducks in the natural pool. In the autumn, the people always have picnic on the grassland. In the fine days, there are some people running around the park to strengthen the bodies. Even some couple choose to take a weeding party in the Falls Park. This park provide a beautiful and peaceful place for people getting together to share the wonderful time. Though they live in the city, but the natural falls let them feel living in the natural.
What are the three key lessons you learned?
sustainable, natural, connect the natural environment with people
What was the biggest challenge or biggest surprise?
It is very hard to rebuild the natural system restoration to a natural park. The structure of liberty bridge which across the falls is hard to design.
How would you describe your project to a small child?
It is so fun for you and your parents to play, have picnic, view beautiful sights, close to the nature, and play water with the ducks in the Falls Park.