Nature Park Ready for Visitors

Sugar Creek Nature Park Ready for Visitors
Journal Review
by Barry Lewis

Despite the rain over the past two days workers from the Crawfordsville Park and Recreation department completed the building of the final five stations on the Sugar Creek Nature Park.

Work on the seven outdoor classroom shelters on the east side of the road was completed in late May and early June. The work on the ones on the west side of U.S. 231 were completed Thursday.

“We laid the cement and built the structures on Wednesday,” Chris Baker said Thursday morning. “Now today (Thursday) we are coming back to finish them.”

The first day, the frame and the roof on each of the five shelters were put up. On Thursday the picnic table part of the structure was put together.

There are now 12 shelters with tables available for the public and schools to use.

All of the work to build the shelters was done by Park and Recreation Department employees.

Sugar Creek Nature Park is located on approximately 64 acres of land that runs across Sugar Creek from the CEL&P power plant, along Sugar Creek and under U.S. 231 to the Elston Softball Complex.

It has 4,000 feet of trails, two large shelters and now has 12 outdoor classroom workstations.