New Game and Fish Area | VideoJenny Castro | 7/19/2012
The park unveiled it`s new and improved grounds at the fair Thursday. Everything at the park is free: fishing, shooting, archery and education programs. The new pond is filled with fish and ready for casting. It`s the best area of the fair to find shade and grass.
Since last year`s flood, the park has expanded to twice the size and now has it`s own building.
"It`s improved miraculously. I mean, we didn`t have any grass out here. We had trees that didn`t make it through the flood. Throughout the whole area the water was basically five feet deep, so right about nose level. We had a lot of work but we got to it right away,Ē said Outreach Biologist Greg Gullickson.
The Conservation and Skills Park at the fair is open all day from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The pond is also open throughout the summer as a great urban fishery.