Their talk will also include the development and vision of the park, the opening of the new trail and the Urban Ecology Center.
Please meet by 8:00 am to sign up for an 8:10 am sharp departure from the sidewalk in front of the Children's Playground in Phil Hardberger Park West (8400 NW Military---about 0.2 miles SE on Military from Alon Market, i.e. closer to Loop 410). We will walk along the Savanna Trail to the savanna restoration area with a brief explanation there and then proceed to the Oak Loop Trail. There will be a few stops along the trail where certain plants and points of ecological interest will be explained with ample time for participant questions. Minors only when accompanied by an adult parent/guardian. Dogs allowed if leashed and socialized.
DIFFICULTY: Easy, definitely suitable for families. Flat terrain, slow-paced. This will only be a 1.5 mile walk and last about an hour and a quarter to end back at the playground around 9:45 a.m. The trail is a natural surface so be sure to wear sturdy shoes and, dependent on the weather, bring water, sun protection, and dress appropriate for the day and season. Donations may be made to the PHP Conservancy to support the park, but are not required.