Door County Parks & Facilities Superintendent Ben Nelson will outline a next-century vision for the county’s parks at the next lecture in the Door County Master Gardeners Association’s Gardening Education Series. The presentation will take place Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek.
Ideas for the parks that are of special interest to gardeners are restoring prairies, converting lawn to natives to improve habitat and reduce maintenance, installing pollinator-friendly gardens, developing a volunteer group to assist in the parks, increasing inclusiveness in the parks and more. Nelson will share ideas and seek feedback to help shape the future of Door County parks.
The Door County Parks & Facilities Department oversees the development and operation of 19 county parks that comprise about 948 acres and 12 miles of groomed trails, seven launching ramps, three swimming beaches, 14 restrooms and numerous picnic and playground facilities.