Stormwater Park

Location: Corner of Palestine and Forest Lane
What's Nearby: Norton Hall and McKnight Hall.

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 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 posted plaque explains the reasoning behind the plants, structures, and porous surface paths that promote management of storm water. ** Considering the size/complexity of this space - suitable for 'click here for more information. 

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. The garden was dedicated in Ryan's honor in 2015. ** Need information on the LeVans

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

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


Goldenrod, Asters, Milkweed, Bayberry Seeds


Redtwig Dogwood

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 Flora and Fauna 

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