Windsor Meadows – from wet to wonderful!
SSC and Board member/landscape architect, Molly Welch, working in collaboration with local neighborhoods, High Point Civic Association created the concept plan for Windsor Meadows – a passive 4.25 acre park with walking trail, small meadowsand overlook points on Nancy Creek.
The park was once three home sites on Windsor Parkway on Nancy Creek. These and more than a dozen other residential properties damaged by flooding in 2008 and 2009 were acquired by the City in 2012 under a FEMA grant. All of the FEMA properties must remain passive, “ dedicated and maintained as perpetual open space for conservation of natural floodplain functions”. What better use than as passive neighborhood parks!
Windsor Meadows will have walking, frisbee and picnicking. Potential for connection to Ridgeview Park, Ashford Dunwoody YMCA, Little Nancy Creek Park, Mountain Way Commons and PATH 400 in Buckhead. Our concept design includes:
- wildflower and native plant meadow
- natural wooded areas
- overlook points on Nancy Creek
- pervious surface walking trail +/- 2000LF, 5ft wide
- trail connection to the Windsor Parkway pedestrian bridge
- bench swings
- dog waste stations
- trash receptacles
- water fountain
- small pervious surface parking lot
- border fencing
The City has set aside funding to transform this neighborhood floodplain from wet to wonderful once federal and state approval of the construction plan.