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Nature Playscape, Rain Garden Work Underway

September 1, 2016 01:03 PM

Nature Playscape, Rain Garden Work Starts Sep 6

Construction projects getting underway in September will improve the north end of Crystal Lake Park.

Construction of the new Friendship Grove Nature Playscape will begin on September 6. The playscape will be located adjacent to the Anita Purves Nature Center at 1505 N. Broadway Avenue, Urbana.

The first phase of construction will be an accessible path leading to and through the nature playscape, followed by construction of the play features such as a fort, digging area, tunnel and more. At certain times during installation and construction, access to the Anita Purves Nature Center will be impacted.

Learn more about the playscape and fundraising efforts:

Installation of a rain garden in the joint nature center-family aquatic center parking lot will begin at roughly the same time.  For the rain garden project, three of the parking lot medians will be regraded and planted with native plants.

These projects are weather dependent and may take up to 90 days to complete.

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