Encompasses 121 acres of property on Upper Tenbrook Road, about 1/2-mile past the intersection of Tenbrook and Hwy. 231. The nature area includes a pond and four walking trails. Strawberry Creek winds throughout the property, which is filled with a variety of vegetation and wildlife.
A pavilion that seats 25 has been constructed near the entrance. Arnold acquired the former Collins Tract in 1997 through a 1/4-cent sales tax that went into effect in January 1998 and was levied to last eight years. The city paid off the debt early in March 2002, four years earlier than expected.
In conjunction with the Missouri Department of Conservation, the Parks Department plans to build additional ponds that can be used for fishing and will improve wildlife habitat. Plans are also in the works to install restrooms and to pave the parking lot.
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