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Public invited to learn about two upcoming projects at Crystal Lake Park


Urbana Park District is inviting the public to come to Anita Purves Nature Center on Tuesday, October 15, from 4 – 6 p.m., to learn more about the next steps in renovating Crystal Lake Park.

“We will have plans available for two upcoming projects with representatives from staff and Engineering firms to answer any questions and receive feedback," said Andy Rousseau, Project Manager.

“This fall we will have work within the Saline stream at Crystal Lake Park to provide rock structure and bank stabilization,” Rousseau said. “This is an Illinois Department of Natural Resources-funded project to help provide beneficial habitat.”

People can also find out what will happen next year.

“Things will really pick up in spring of 2020,” Rousseau added. “We will restore the shoreline, install a new playground, boat dock, pavilion, rock outcroppings, native plantings and a shelf wetland, improving the conditions of the lake and providing additional recreational amenities.”

This is an informational meeting, but park district staff and engineers will be on hand to answer questions.

“Crystal Lake Park is the oldest park district park and we want to keep it beautiful and welcoming to everyone," Rousseau concluded.


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