Park Adds Features
At Stephen's Lake Park, what may sound like a nuisance is really the sound of progress. After a $50 thousand donation, Columbia Parks and Recreation began creating a waterfall and building a bridge for park visitors. But the new features will not only beautify the park, they will also be functional.
"The waterfall is being constructed and it will flow 200 feet over boulders into the lake. So we expect that to add to the beauty of the park and to also help the natural filtration and aeration of the lake. So its kind of a win-win situation," said Public Information Specialist Parks and Recreation, Tammy Miller.
Coffman and her son Max enjoy the playground and walking the trail. The loud noise and the detours don't concern her though. She's thinking about long run benefits the bridge and waterfall can bring.
"Anytime they can put more things out here for people to do, it's a good idea. Like I said, it takes us a little bit of time to get out here so when we do get out here I like to spend as much time as possible. And the more there is for us to do the longer we'll stay and the more fun we'll have," said Coffman.
Luckily for Coffman and all other park patrons the renovations are slated for a Sept. 15 completion.