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Ward 1 News: Dale Hodges Park

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Dale Hodges Park

A lot of people have been asking me – When is the Dale Hodges Park going to be completed?

Most of the site development was completed in 2017. Fine grading and seeding, and the storm water infrastructure commissioning will be completed, weather permitting, in the spring of 2018.

The site currently has newly planted trees and shrubs, and large amounts of newly seeded areas. These areas need to successfully germinate before the site can be opened to the public to avoid risk of damage to the site. By late spring, The City will have been able to determine the success of the seeded areas and provide an update on a potential opening date.

In addition, there is work underway to improve the health of Bowmont Park through naturalization work. Invasive plants have been removed and native species were planted to enhance the sensitive grassland habitat, reduce weeds, and improve the important wildlife corridor.

Slope stabilization work also continues and there will be some drilling this year to prepare for a new trail and staircase that will help slow erosion in the park. Users won’t be impacted by this work during 2018, but are asked to please obey signs and avoid newly naturalized areas to let the plants grow.

Lastly, a section of the off-leash area near the Silver Springs entrance will remain closed until late fall to allow more time for the new plants to establish. A detour is in place.

Further details on these projects can be found at

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