Horse Park Shaping Up in Springfield

1 decade 2 years 10 months ago Tuesday, December 05 2006 Dec 5, 2006 Tuesday, December 05, 2006 9:16:18 PM CST December 05, 2006 in News
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SPRINGFIELD - Workers are busy turning land that once housed a private horse farm into a public park with horses. The Springfield Parks and Recreation Department's Equine Center won't be ready for horses until pastures are restored and roads are built. It will be on 52 acres near South Dry Sac Creek on the edge of Springfield. In an unusual twist, the park will also offer visitors a chance to learn about sewage treatment methods. That program is sponsored by the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks. It's all part of the park's purpose of teaching people about horses and avoiding environmental problems. Developers hope the equestrian center's riding arena and other areas are open by mid-2007.

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