The Fred Fletcher Park water garden may not be downtown but it is a short walk from Glenwood South. Yes, we all know about the many pools that are coming downtown but the water garden serves a different purpose. On the city’s website, they list four benefits that the water garden will bring:
- Creating a aesthetically pleasing garden with a variety of evergreen and perennial plant species;
- A new ecosystem for this area of the park for butterflies, dragonflies, and frogs, among other animal species;
- Naturally filtering stormwater that flows into the water garden to clean the runoff before flowing downstream into Pigeon House Branch; and
- Serving as an educational opportunity for neighboring schools and park patrons on the new habitat and the functions of the water garden.
According to the website, all the construction should wrap up in June 2008.
Current view of the water garden (May 25th, 2008)