One possibility is using some old ride cars as planters or other climbing amenities, according to Hoagland.
Other amenities will include:
- an active play area with an interactive fountain, playground, nature play area and picnic shelters.
- a bicycle-focused area because the Great Miami River Recreation Trail will go through the park in addition to other bike trails and amenities.
- a riverfront area with swings, a canoe/kayak launch, and an lookout plaza overlooking the Great Miami River.
- a nature restoration area with trails, picnic areas and educational features.
- a recreation area that would include an amphitheater and large lawn for events.
- reconstructing a portion of the former LeSourdsville Lake with a 7.5-acre pond with bridges to an island as a gathering point. There would also be rental canoes and paddleboats.
- a nature habitat/wetland area with an outdoor education center and bird sanctuary.
- pavilion area that would reuse several large steel pavilions for large gatherings and a game plaza.
A portion of the city’s 0.5-percent earned income tax increase approved last fall is earmarked for infrastructure and parks improvements to help pay for the project.