Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Committee Member/Second Reader
Arkansas’s Hot Springs National Park was the first natural reservation in the United States and is the oldest park in the National Park System. In Hot Springs, 47 springs release almost a million gallons of potable 143° water every day - the problem is, almost all of this water is hidden from sight, funneled directly into an 1884-constructed tunnel underground, where no person (or other life) can experience it.
Hot Springs Creek should be daylighted and connected with the surrounding National Park, creating thermal 'pools' for public use, and restoring its banks to pre-settlement ecologically rich conditions. My plan to daylight Hot Springs Creek shows what the Creek would look like and how it could be interacted with, and also builds an argument from an economic, engineering, biological, and other perspectives to make the strongest possible argument in its support.
Waterway Daylighting, National Parks
Colvin, Z. (2022). The Hot Springs Creekway & the Rediscovery of the Water that Made Hot Springs Famous. Landscape Architecture Undergraduate Honors Theses Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/larcuht/14
Rapids_Creek Tunnel Exploration - November 18th, 2021_Trim.mp4 (59117 kB)
Entry of Tunnel and first rapids_Creek Tunnel Exploration - November 18th, 2021.mp4 (29160 kB)
Cockroaches_Creek Tunnel Exploration - November 18th, 2021_Trim.mp4 (49868 kB)
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