Geneva Park District will host a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in honor of its newly completed Hawks Hollow Nature Playground at Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Road in Geneva.
“Peck Farm Park is now an all-day destination in the Tri-Cities area. Families can pack a lunch, hike the trails, visit the historic Peck House, play at Hawks Hollow, and visit the Butterfly House, which is opened May-September," said Sheavoun Lambillotte, executive director for the Geneva Park District.
The Hawks Hallow Nature Playground is an area where children can play with natural elements including sand, water, wood and plants. Designed to engage children in environmental learning, Hawks Hollow welcomes children and families to explore, touch, climb, learn and play. Research shows a direct link between exposure to nature and the physical, social, mental and emotional well-being of children. Inspired by this research, Hawks Hollows aims to get children using their imaginations and senses to experience the smells, textures and wonders of the natural world.
This newest addition to Peck Farm Park, Hawks Hallow Nature Playground, will not be a traditional playground. The overall theme will be native birds and it will consist of eight different learning stations.
SOURCE: Geneva Park District