Outdoors: Shoreline project will improve Mirror Pond | News
Work will begin September 4 to improve water quality on Manito Park’s Mirror Pond. Crews will lower the pond’s water level by 1.5 feet to work on the shoreline and landscaping.
The city’s park department explained in a news release that five feet of water will remain for the creatures swimming around the pond. The water release allows more room for staff to install appropriate vegetation to improve the habitat and will provide better nutrition for the ducks.
Sections of the pond will be fenced off the majority of the fall season while crews work on the project funded by Friends of Manito, but city officials say the pond will not be closed to the public.
Date set for this year’s Great Pumpkin Race
Last year, heavily decorated pumpkins met their doom at the bottom of Madison near 17th for the annual pumpkin race. This year, they’ll face the same challenge to be the fastest. Kids will flock to the South Hill to send their pumpkins off to victory.
In time for Halloween, race organizers announced on Facebook that race day is the morning of October 27.
Artist rendering of Wyakin Park trailhead
Neighbors are busy putting together the new trail head at Wyakin Park in north Spokane. An artist rendering shows the low rock wall that will mark the trail head along with an information kiosk.
The rocks were placed in earlier this week and were stained as well.
The project is expected to be completed in the next few weeks in time for the September 22 dedication. Volunteers from Gonzaga University will be out there again along with members of the city’s parks department.