Lake Country looked at by Communities in Bloom

Communities in Bloom judges is touring Lake Country this week.

  • Jul. 17, 2012 8:00 p.m.

At a lookout along the Winfield Creek Preserve trail

Communities in Bloom judges will be touring Lake Country this week.

Sheila Gunn is helping organize preparations for the program and emphasized that Communities in Bloom is an opportunity to showcase the best of Lake Country’s landscape and improve in areas that might need some attention.

“We put together a profile book of the community and it serves as a real good inventory of what Lake Country has as community assets,” said Gunn.

Last year Lake Country achieved two blooms on the judges’ scale and is hoping to achieve three blooms this year.  Gunn is looking forward to taking the judges on the tour of Lake Country to show them community highlights.

There are outdoor jewels scattered all over the community, each one showing a different facet of community life.  Reiswig Park, the Winfield Creek Preserve, Apex Drive Park and the arboretum at Jack Seaton Park are just some of the stops judges will evaluate.

The District of Lake Country has taken some steps to put a unique stamp on the process.

In lieu of a small gift to the judges, the district has chosen to plant Preston lilacs in Memorial Park.  District parks staff have been working on bringing more order to the plantings at Memorial Park and a small plaque was installed at the park speaking to the efforts of the community and their use of the Preston lilac in Lake Country parks.

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