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Jan 31

Eastern Red Cedar

Posted to Ernie Miller Nature Center: Tracks Newsletter by Bryan Thompson

In the winter the Eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) is more easily seen. This evergreen is common through out our state. Many people see this tree as a weedy plant that invades the prairie, shading out grasses and flowers below. This tree is not a cedar nor is it red, at least not on the outside.

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Dec 29

Meadowbrook Park’s new northeast corner developments substantially complete

Posted to Explore JCPRD by Becky Burnside

Depending on weather, JCPRD officials anticipate the new inclusive playground and the rest of Phase 2 developments at Meadowbrook Park will open for public use on December 19.

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Jan 27

Update - January 18, 2023

Posted to Strategic Plan Updates by Bryan Thompson

strat plan phase

In January, JCPRD’s consultants presented a summary of data to the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners. The presentation summarized findings from internal and external engagement efforts, a parks, facilities, and open space inventory, a historic value structural analysis, and a programs assessment. The deliverable to JCPRD will include documentation of all responses received in our engagement efforts. 

The next step is to use the findings to inform visioning efforts and plan recommendations.