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Kingswood: Pollinator Pathway & Prairie

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The Township has partnered with the Cincinnati Nature Center to install a pollinator pathway and prairie at Kingswood.

What is the project timeline?
  • The project was presented and approved at the June 16, 2020 Trustee Meeting.
  • A Community Meeting was held on August 27, 2020 to gain additional community feedback.
  • A self-guided project area tour was available August 14 - September 7, 2020 for the community to walk the site and provide additional feedback through an online survey.
  • Garden installation started on September 14, 2020 with the south side pollinator pathway and north side entry garden. Work on Phase 1 was completed in September.
  • The Phase 2 prairie garden is still in progress. The location of the prairie is currently under discussion as to ensure it compliments activities that regularly take place at the park such as cyclocross and cross country.
  • We welcome you to visit the park and check out the progress!
  • Please click here to view a summary of the Community Feedback from the Online Survey and Community Meeting.

Where exactly will this project take place?
  • On the southern side of the park, the pollinator pathway and island gardens are expected to follow the paved path from the Community Pavilion to the new crosswalk.
  • After crossing Innovation Way at the crosswalk, there is expected to be a large native perennial garden welcoming visitors to the northern section.
  • The initial plans are available in the Trustee Meeting Presentation.
  • Please note that the plan is being adjusted based on feedback from current cylcocross and cross country users. (This mainly impacts the northern side prairie area.)

How can I get involved?
  • A Community Meeting was held on August 27, 2020.
  • An online survey provided an opportunity for feedback during a self-guided tour of the project area on-site between August 14th - 28th.
  • Volunteer opportunities may become available in the future to help maintain the landscaping.

How does the SELF-GUIDED TOUR of the project area work?
  • The self-guided tour started at the Community Pavilion and signs were in place to assist visitors in walking the project site on their own schedule from August 14th - September 7th. Self-Guided Tour signs began at the Community Pavilion, lead down the pathway, and across the street to the north side of the park.
  • The survey is now closed. Please click here to view a summary of the feedback.

What are the benefits of this project to the community?
  • Encourages active, outdoor activity for all ages by enhancing walking paths.
  • Increases awareness of and draws visitors to the northern section of Kingswood.
  • Increases plant diversity and improves habitat for wildlife; may also be leveraged for future programming.
  • Arborvitae screen on northern section will help block road noise.
  • Directly supports the vision of connecting our growing community with safe places to reflect, gather, and play while promoting healthy active lifestyles, community wellness, and environmental sustainability.
  • Walking trails and greenspace/natural areas are in the top 5 priorities identified for recreation amenities in the current Comprehensive Park Master Plan.

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