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Stormwater Park

Location: Between Norton Hall and Lenna Hall.
Root Ave on South, Palestine to the West and Forest Lane to the North

Physical Characteristics: Composed of two endowed gardens, the LeVan and the Ryan Kiblin Garden. The LeVan garden serves as the enty point on the SW corner of the Garden with a formal boxwood edged center garden surrounded by a variety of summer blooming shrubs such as spirea and hydrangea. A gentle stream running through the center provides habitat for wildlife.  Travel along the meandering paths with benches along the way. The Kiblin garden's overall goal is improving the health of the environment and condition of the lake acting as a catch basin and slowing down the flow of water. Please see the plaque posted to explain the reasoning behind the plants, structures, and porous surface paths that promote management of storm water.

Historical Context: The Ryan Kiblin garden is named for the Supervisor of Chautauqua’s Grounds, Gardens and Landscaping (Dates). This landscaped area was designed and built under her supervision up until her untimely death in 2014. Please see the plaque posted to explain the reasoning behind the plants, structures, and porous surface paths that promote management of storm water.

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WHAT'S IN BLOOM?

SPRING

Serviceberry, Redbud Trees, White Fringe Tree, Larch Trees, Spicebush, Spirea, Blue False Indigo

SUMMER

Milkweed, Coneflower, Hydrangeas, Lobelia, Sunflowers, White Fringe Trees, Liatris

FALL

Goldenrod, Asters, Milkweed, Bayberry Seeds

WINTER

Red Twig Dogwood