The last element for the 11-acre site will be an outdoor classroom, consisting of a three-tiered set of hardwood decks, which will offer sweeping views of the open conservation lands for park-goers.
“There’s a lot of different pieces of this project, but the whole point has been to create community open space that is open to the public in perpetuity,” said Lucy Helfrich, 300 Committee Director of Program Services.
What was once a driving range, the first two stages for park included preservation of the entire property, and restoration of the wetland.
The classroom, which was designed by landscape architect Tom Lee of TL Studio Landscape Architecture in Falmouth will be open to all park-goers, but with Teaticket Elementary School nearby, the decks will also offer a perfect educational venue for Falmouth students.
“There’s no better way to observe nature than to get out in it,” Helfrich said. “So I think there probably are many opportunities to incorporate this natural community park land into the curriculum.”
The final phase of the park will cost about $30,000 and is expected to be finished by summer.
By MIKE DEFINA, CapeCod.com NewsCenter