This park was developed in 1993 when a 5th grade
teacher at View Ridge Elementary wanted to teach her class about
biodiversity. A neighbor who visited the class suggested they clean the
green belt near the school. The students embraced the idea.
built a road and a pond to catch water runoff. Now, the park features
Rocky Waters, a centrally located creek bed and Marshtopia, a mitigation
pond, each named by the students.
Over the years, new 5th
graders have added paths and an amphitheater. A Boy Scout built a bridge
over the park's creek to earn his Eagle Scout Award. The park has
become an outdoor classroom where students perform plays and carry out
lessons. Every year, 3rd graders assist the Parks Department to add
new bark to the trails. The newest addition will be a Native Plant
Demonstration Garden located near the amphitheater. Size: 4.8 acres