On February 20th the Honor Area Restoration Project (HARP), is hosting an informational event regarding the 52 acre future site of the Platte River Park. Updates on current status and plans for the next phase will be discussed at an event at the Gathering Place in Honor at 6 to 8 pm.
Phase II development of the property, which includes parking, restrooms, walkways, a canoe and kayak launch and interpretive signage at the Indian Hill entrance will be laid out. The development of the park will emphasize universal access, meaning that people of all ages, needs and abilities will be able to access and enjoy this remarkable natural resource. Phase III development components of the US 31 entrance will be discussed.
The future Platte River Park sits on 52-acres with almost 1/3 mile of pristine, natural Platte River frontage and a rich diversity of habitats, from wetlands and swamp to forest and fields to a large blueberry patch. This stretch of river is designated Blue Ribbon and is prime habitat for Rainbow and Brown trout and for migrating Steelhead trout and Coho salmon.
Located adjacent to the Village of Honor, the park creates an easy public access point to the river, which currently does not exist. The property is visible and accessible by car from US 31 and is within a quarter mile walking or biking distance of housing, businesses and commercial areas.
The property will provide residents and visitors alike with a variety of recreational opportunities, including fishing, boating, access to various ecosystems and habitats, bird watching, picnicking and the simple pleasure of enjoying nature in all four seasons.
WHAT: Public informational forum
WHEN: February 20th, 6 -8 pm
WHERE: The Gathering Place at the Honor Plaza