Embrace Forest Park & Wildlife Corridor
We plan to establish lower Cornell Road as a parkway that embraces its role as providing access to Forest Park and the Balch Creek Watershed. We suggest marking the points where Cornell enters the park as a gateway to the park. People using this section of Cornell should be cognizant of being within the park and should be made aware of park amenities and its relationship to the natural habitat and wildlife.
Some of the discussion topics the CRSC has considered include:
- Redefine Cornell in terms of how the corridor can serve Forest Park and the Balch Creek Wastershed.
- Recognize and promote the Cornell corridor as a destination as well as a parkway.
- Create a gateway at both ends to indicate entrance to Forest Park.
- Emphasize Cornell’s role in providing access to Forest Park by:
o Highlighting trail accesses
o Enhance pedestrian safety and visibility at Audubon Society
- Emphasize the scenic aspect of the Corridor through visual cues, signage and historical markers.
- Emphasize the use of water management and filtration systems and how the street can be modified to reduce impact to the Balch Creek Watershed.
What are your experiences with and suggestions for embracing Forest Park?