Capital Improvement Project: Darwin and Axie Hindman Discovery Garden

Funding Fiscal Year: 2010
Project Number: C00474
Project Budget: $81,388
Funding Source: Donations
Year Completed: 2013

Project Description: Develop a garden at Stephens Lake Park in honor of former Mayor Darwin Hindman and his wife, Axie. The garden will feature three theme gardens and a Native American-style council ring all connected with a crushed granite trail.
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Council Items


Mayor Darwin Hindman and his wife, Axie

hindman discovery garden map
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Project Manager: 
Brett O’Brien, Natural Resource Supervisor, 573-864-3048,

Project Notes: The project was approved at the December 20, 2010 Council Meeting. Staff gave Darwin and Axie Hindman a tour of the project on June 27, 2012.

Project Status: The garden dedication was held October 16, 2012. Permanent educational signs were installed June 2013. Project completed.

Major Vendors

this Project
C Richardson Excavation Earth work 111103 $6,510
M Semco Landscape stone 111814 $35,139
C JC Landscaping Silt fence installation 103382 $1,029
M Boone Quarries Rock 103856 $10,096
M Central Concrete Concrete 103720 $2,311
M Dry Fork Steel Railing 121756 $6,160
M Ri-Mor Topsoil Topsoil 102337 $4,640
M Fossil Industries Educational signs 131725 $3,592

** C= Contract Services; M = Materials Only