No doubt we have more nice fall days, but in the parks, you will see staff “battening” down the hatches! Just like at home, the parks have to get ready for winter too. Picnic tables are tipped so that snow doesn’t collect on them, water lines are turned off and summer “toys’ are stored for warmer days next year. We are getting shovels, snow plows and tractors ready.
The exciting part of winter prep is watching the winter warming houses go up, straw bails and fencing being put in place as we ready for sledding! This year in addition to cross-country skiing, sledding and the twinkle of lights on the snow during MoonLight Ski, the residents of Ingham County are excited about the new Hawk Island Snow Park. Snow boarding and tubing will be available on the hill. More information to follow as the opening gets closer.
You don’t need your boots and mittens just yet, but we in the parks are looking forward to snowflakes, snowmen and winter fun.