Second Graders Love Mehaffey Park

MP_1Lincoln Elementary second graders in Mrs. Johnson’s class recently explored a brand new city park called Mehaffey Park in Loveland, Colorado. The students wrote a book, recorded a song, made videos (see link below), and wrote a letter to the editor of the local newspaper about what they observed and learned exploring the pond, adventure playground, picnic shelters, natural areas, soccer fields, skate park, arboretum, dog park, and tennis courts.

“This is why landscape architects do what we do,” said Logan Simpson principal Jana McKenzie, FASLA, responding to the student’s work.  “We work with the community to create outdoor spaces where people of all ages can relax, play, learn, explore, while deepening their respect for, and appreciation of the natural world.”