Please join us at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 28 for a walk along lovely RiverPark in Geneva, Il, with Mary Zaander, who was one of the people who spearheaded the movement to save the area that is now RiverPark from becoming a condominium development. Mary is also president and founder of Witness Tree Native Landscapes, a company that restores public and private native ecosystems.
RiverPark of Geneva is a native ecosystem park of approximately 2 acres in a downtown setting. It brings native plants, animals and vistas into the everyday lives of community members.
Over the course of 10 years community members raised funds and volunteered to build RiverPark. The park has native prairie, river edge and savanna areas. There is an amphitheater and a history wall depicting the story of the site from ancient seas to modern times. RiverPark was officially turned over to the City of Geneva in 2008 and to the Geneva Park District this year.
RiverPark in located on River Lane, 1 1/2 blocks north of Route 38. Take Route 38 towards the Fox River. River Lane is the first street past Route 31 from the west and the first street after crossing the river from the east. Turn north on River Lane. There is a large parking lot in the first block on the west side of the street. We will meet at River Lane and Peyton Street, which is the second street north of Route 38 on River Lane. For more information see www.riverparkofgeneva.com.