Jackson, Kaytlyn (2020-01). The Retreat at Geauga Lake. Master's Thesis. Thesis uri icon


  • To bring new life to this amusement park by creating a new place for people to gather and enjoy. Including a hotel, event center, and park with walking trails. As this is an adaptive reuse project, the aim is to preserve as many of the original landscape features as possible including the original hardscape, the former lazy river, and the original boardwalk. The project aims to emulate the original form of the roller coaster and includes many sustainable features, such as solar panels, green roods, and a louvred facade. Furthermore, the majority of the natural landscape that has been allowed to take over in the park's absence will remain untouched to give the effect of nature reclaiming the park.

publication date

  • June 2023