Rock Springs Park Plan - Phase 1

The construction of the New Town Park is well underway. The ten acre park will feature about four and a half acres of undisturbed mature hardwood forest, over a mile of paved walking trail, a pedestrian entrance of beautiful stone work, a small parking lot featuring permeable pavers, a rain-garden, a 20"x 45" picnic shelter, and a small cedar gazebo with a living roof. It will also host a large multi-use field suitable for soccer, and a smaller open-space area more suitable for family picnics and unstructured play.

The playground will contain unique vine climbing sculptures, along with a sandbox, contained bamboo plantings, log steppers and a beautiful concrete and boulder seat-wall. Details such as strategic boulder placement and rustic benches crafted from trees harvested on site help make this a truly unique park. Even the berms piled near the parking lot add a lot to the site by providing a surprisingly great view.

Too bad the seeding for the play-fields with grass won't take place until March, and the paving of the trails have to wait until warmer weather prevails. Nevertheless much progress is being made despite the cold weather. It looks like the grand opening will take place this Spring. Watch this space!

By the way, Phase II will largely consist of adding a bathroom, for which infrastructure lines have been installed.

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