Dunnell Nature Park & Education Center Project
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Located on the corner of Hilborn Road and Hillridge Drive in the Rolling Hills subdivision, the Dunnell Property is known by several names including the Peacock Ranch and Dunnell-Burton Ranch. It is adjacent to 770 acres of City owned and managed open space properties. The Dunnell Nature Park and Education Center was envisioned by a citizen advisory committee. The committee created a comprehensive plan that preserves the natural characteristics of this 6.2-acre site on Hilborn Road. The land was left to the City in 1998 by the Dunnell family for a park. The plan was approved by the City Council in 2004.
The interactive, nature park will feature a demonstration garden, home for the peacocks, woodlands, grassland restoration area, and a creek. Construction is expected to start in late 2013 and take about a year to complete. Several diseased and ill formed trees will be removed before construction begins. The downed trees will be chipped and the mulch will be used to help establish the new project landscaping. Any native trees removed will be mitigated in accordance with City Code.
Get ready to explore Dunnell Park late next year!
Dunnell Neighborhood Center Design