The nature patch at Hazeltine Park is complete! Thanks to PP&R Urban Forestry, heavy equipment, turf and irrigation, and operations staff for all their hard work transforming the landscape. Special thanks to everyone who came out from the neighborhood to help finish planting and cut the ribbon on the patch in December! Check out pictures from the event here.
The Hazeltine Nature Patch is focused around the edges of the park to maintain the central lawn area for activities and includes a variety of flowering native and ornamental pollinator-friendly plants, two wildlife trees carved with critter niches, an accessible gravel surface for the picnic area, and several nature spots with logs and boulders to gather around.
PP&R Urban Forestry staff carved bird, bat, and critter niches in the two wildlife trees.
PP&R Youth Conservation Corps crew members learning the ropes of split-rail installation.
PP&R Land Stewardship Operations staff celebrating a long day of fence-building.
PP&R staff from across the bureau planted the first flush of green in October, 2018.