Community Spotlight

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5 thoughts on “Community Spotlight

  1. I think it would be really great if the park on Main Street had a makeover. Currently the park is a collection of unrelated elements. Some of the trees are okay, but it doesn’t look like it was actually designed by anyone. They should probably hire a real designer. I had some ideas of my own as well.
    My first thought was that the village could use a waterfall or a fountain. A waterfall could either be made by building a free standing wall toward the back the park about six to ten feet high. Another way to make a waterfall is to just have water coming down the side of the building that borders the park. If a waterfall sounds too extravagant, then perhaps a series of small fountains each in the shape of a large globe, with water exiting from a hole in the top. A third option would be a reflecting pool with water shooting up from the ground.
    The benches they have now could be replaced with stone benches.
    And finally, the wire fence has got to go. Replace it with a stone wall about two feet high.
    Just thought I should put some ideas out there.

    1. This is a great idea. You’re right. The park(s) lack an aesthetic consistency and overall design. A landscape designer doesn’t have to be hired – there are residents with design knowledge that can be tapped to come up with some kind of a plan. This would be a lot cheaper than bidding it out to a company.

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