Award: Honorable Mention
Historic Landscape: Wilcox Park
Location: Westerly, Rhode Island
Team: Elena M. Pascarella, RLA, ASLA with assistance from Richard Sheridan, RLA, ASLA, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Rhode Island; Alan Peck, Superintendent of Wilcox Park; and Students from the University of Rhode Island Landscape Architecture Program: Brynn Armstrong, Brian Bieszard, Emily Condon, Benjamin Congdon, Romeo D’Andrea, Gabriella D’Angelis, Zack Driver, Pabel Fernandez, Olivia Fow, Casey Harrington, Kelvin Huang, Brian Males, Katie Meegan, Kyle Savistano, Joseph Tricarico, and Emma Winkler.
Results of the 7th annual Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) Challenge were announced at the HALS Meeting of the New Orleans American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting and Expo on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Sponsored by the National Park Service. This challenge resulted in the submission of 43 HALS short format historical reports, measured drawings and large format photographs to the HALS collection in The Library of Congress. Wilcox Park was one out of two of the entries represent the very first HALS documentation of any kind for their state.
The Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) was created in 2000 as a federal program to document historic landscapes in the United States and its territories. Documentation is critical to preserving these significant sites for the benefit of future generations. HALS produces written and graphic records used by educators, land managers, and preservation planners as well as the general public.