Tom Courtney Conservation Park Under Construction
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) - Known for being a conservative City Manager, Tom Courtney Conservation Park is under construction in Twin Falls.
And it's being built with the same goal in mind, to show conservation.
Back in October, the Twin Falls City Council awarded the bid for the landscaping of the park.
The park is at the corner of Fillmore and Falls Avenue.
Although now it's only rocks and dirt, soon this park will demonstrate the use of drought resistant plants and grasses.
"It's a park with low water usage and a large amount of natural plants. 10% of the plants that people will recognize. It's important so people can see what you can do with natural grasses. Native and semi–native plants,” said Steve Vasher, All Seasons Landscaping.
The park is about one–third complete with irrigation going in.
"We do live in a desert so even though they are native plants, they still need irrigation to thrive,” said Vasher.
The project is costing around $140,000. Money that will be paid for out of reserve money that the city has acquired over the years.
"Will be well worth it to show our community you can have beautiful landscaping with little water,” said Dennis Bowyer, Twin Falls Parks and Recreation.
In the future the City is looking at putting up signs indicating the names of the plants and grasses.
But for now, crews are trucking along to dig out the groundwork.
While there is plenty more work to do, they expect to finish by Labor Day.
The City also plans to put in parking beside the Park along with curb, gutter and sidewalk.