Native Kansas Landscape Present in the Park

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Jun 30, 2000


Kansas Health Institute


The design of this pocket park draws heavy inspiration from the native Kansas landscape. Some of the plants included in this park are the Frontier Elm, Red Twig Dogwood, Prairie Dropseed, Fountain Grass, and Purple Coneflower, which are all native to the Midwest and thrive throughout Kansas. Another plant included, and one that is central to this selection is the Little Bluestem, which is the state grass of Kansas. The limestone seatwall blocks are based directly on Monument Rocks of Kansas, which was the first landmark chosen by the Department of Interior as a National Natural Landmark. The patterns and colors represented in the paver design mimics the limestone strata that built up over millions of years to create the Monument Rocks.

Plants in KHI pocket park

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