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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Interesting concept… would it work in Columbus?


    The Fun Is Real But the Beach Is Not

    HENRY GRABARJUL 23, 2012

    What makes a beach a beach? In some cases, throwing a little sand on the sidewalk does the trick. In the last couple decades, cities around the world have been creating “urban beaches,” temporary or permanent parks that offer the pleasures of the seaside without the cost of getting there. Generally, they feature sand, reclining chairs, and a more casual dress code than your average park. Some have sand-castle contests, dance lessons, cocktails, volleyball, concerts and more. Check out these seven urban beaches from around the world.

    MORE: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2012/07/fun-real-beach-not/2639/

    #507248

    ricospaz
    Participant

    This might work better once they remove the Main St dam and the river recedes, leaving a new shoreline downtown. Not sure about the smell, etc though…

    #507249
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    ricospaz said:
    Not sure about the smell, etc though…

    Well, that should be fixed soon too…

    OSIS – Underground Tunnel – Downtown Area Odor Control Project

    #507250
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Man made lagoon in Brisbane, Australia:

    MORE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Bank_Parklands#Streets_Beach

    #507251

    geoyui
    Participant

    I can see something similar to what Toronto created when the 30 acres opens up once the dams are removed. They have a sunbathing section and boardwalk but prohibit swimming.

    #507252

    geoyui
    Participant

    Here’s more on the HTO park. There are 8 pics and some project info.

    HTO Park in Toronto

    #507253
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    I believe that second photo up in the original post is from the HTO park in Toronto.

    #507254

    Twixlen
    Participant

    Walker said:
    Man made lagoon in Brisbane, Australia:

    MORE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Bank_Parklands#Streets_Beach

    That. Is. Awesome.

    #507255

    Alex Silbajoris
    Participant

    If you want something like that along the Scioto, it would have to be the setup like the first image, where there’s a fence and a drop to the water, because the water level would change all the time. Then you’d have to have rules like no beach toys, or else kids would be losing their balls over the fence.

    ETA hot black fence on a sunny day

    #507256

    Pablo
    Participant

    We talked about HTO Park several years ago – I think it might work even better with the added parkland coming soon along the river!

    OSU Students pitch ways to better city

    #507257

    geoyui
    Participant

    Pablo said:
    We talked about HTO Park several years ago – I think it might work even better with the added parkland coming soon along the river!

    OSU Students pitch ways to better city

    I think what they did with HTO could work well here. The beach is enclosed, no water access, plenty of green space, and it helps create another downtown attraction that highlights the river. I also like how the HTO extends out into the water to allow water craft to dock.

    #507258

    NEOBuckeye
    Participant

    Well, we already have sunbathing on the Oval at OSU. Adding sand there wouldn’t be much of a stretch.

    #507259

    mrmann
    Member

    NEOBuckeye said:
    Well, we already have sunbathing on the Oval at OSU. Adding sand there wouldn’t be much of a stretch.

    Imaging all the stray campus cats using it as a litter tray.

    #507260
    rus
    rus
    Participant

    mrmann said:
    Imaging all the stray campus cats using it as a litter tray.

    So, bonus. Free tootsie rolls for dogs.

    #507261
    Snarf
    Snarf
    Participant

    rus said:
    So, bonus. Free tootsie rolls for dogs.

    You sir, are an optimist and a patriot.

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