Capital Improvement Project: Children’s Grove at Stephens Lake Park

Funding Fiscal Year: 2014
Project Number: C00095
Project Budget: $20,000*
Funding Source: Donations
Year Completed: 2014

* This was a mid-year appropriation. Donation funds were added to the existing Stephens Lake Park capital improvement project.

Description: Development of a Children’s Grove in the northeast section of Stephens Lake Park. The improvements will include five drystack stone walls, 41 trees, and informational signage to explain the unique purpose of the Children’s Grove. The space between the ground and lower portion of the tree canopy will average between 3 to 5 feet in height which will create a forest-like feel for children. The concept of the lower stone wall infrastructure and trees with lower canopy heights is to create an environment that will only allow child-size visitors to pass through without obstruction. The grove is part of the overall “Arboretum and Park” theme of Stephens Lake Park. Funds were raised by the Children’s Grove Committee.

Project Manager: Matt Boehner, Sr. Park Planner, 874-7204, matthew.boehner@como.govcreate new email

Project Notes: The Children’s Grove Committee raised the donations for the project and are organizing the project dedication. The committee promotes the safety and nurturing of youth through education on mental and physical health and support for mental health services. Committee contact email: TheChildrensGrove@gmail.comcreate new email

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Project Status: The project is completed and the dedication was held on May 3, 2014.

Major Vendors

Purchase Order#
M Pea Ridge Nursery Trees 140951 $5,622
M Rost Landscaping Trees 140952 $1,530
M Semco Dist. Landscape rock 140960 $9,286

** C=Contract Work; P=Professional Services; M=Materials Only

Children’s Grove

Stephens Lake Park

Capital Improvement Program