Opportunities and Constraints
The master planning process has consisted of a series of workshops involving the Conestee Foundation Board of Directors, staff and community stakeholders (see Table 1-1) over an 18 month period. The master planning was supported by conceptual design studies and renderings completed by students of three studio design courses in the Clemson University Architecture and Landscape Architecture programs. The Clemson work was funded by a grant to the Foundation from Naturaland Trust.
The Clemson conceptual design student projects display a wide variety of approaches to development of Lake Conestee Nature Park lands and facilities. These designs were used as resources by the master planning stakeholder group to understand opportunities and constraints and to assist in arriving at this master plan document. The Clemson projects will continue to be used as the Foundation refines this master plan and develops future park educational and public participation programs. A report on the Clemson work is provided in this master plan as Appendix 1 Click To Download.
Additionally, the Conestee Foundation Board of Directors and master planning stakeholders developed a summary of opportunities and constraints for park activities and tourism that is provided in Table 3-1.