Exciting Changes Are Blooming at Metzger Park!
The Metzger Park Native Plant Demonstration Garden project will create several native plant gardens throughout Metzger Park. These drought tolerant gardens will serve as a demonstration of native plants in public parks and private residences. They will also create additional wildlife habitat in the area and help filter our community’s drinking water.
- Demonstrate the ecological value and beauty of native plants at private residences and public spaces.
- Incorporate plants that draw from local natural areas, including riparian areasRiparian Areas Areas of land that occur along the edges of rivers, streams, lakes, and other bodies of water., mixed conifer forests, and upland prairies.
- Include plants that provide year-round interest and structure, as well as early, mid, and late season flowers for successional bloom times.
- Add natural materials such as nurse logsNurse Logs A fallen tree that supports plant seedlings and provides food and habitat for wildlife., habitat trees, and bare soil patches for a greater diversity, as well as education about habitat features.
- September & October 2023: Site preparation of community hall, entrance, and park drive gardens
- November 2023: Planting of community hall, entrance, and park drive gardens
- July 2024: Construction of rain garden
- November 2024: Planting of rain garden
- 2025 and beyond: Ongoing maintenance
This page will be updated as the project progresses.