New horse park in Springfield, MO

6 12 2006

Workers are busy turning land that once housed a private horse farm into a public park that will feature horses, while trying to teach environmental lessons to visitors.

The Springfield Parks and Recreation Department’s Equine Center won’t be ready for horses until pastures are restored and roads are built, said Jon Chamberlin, who is supervising work on the land near South Dry Sac Creek on the edge of Springfield.

The park will also offer visitors a chance to learn about sewage treatment methods. The sewage treatment education was originally planned for the adjoining Valley Water Mill Park, but a suitable site wasn’t available.

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