Lincoln looking to upgrade Jordan Hollow Park

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Published August 5, 2021 at 4:12 pm

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For the past two days (August 3-4), residents in Lincoln may have noticed some archaeological fieldwork going on at Jordan Hollow Park.

The park, located at 3039 King Street, is now the subject of an enhancement plan in which the town, local Indigenous and environmental stakeholders will put their heads together to figure out a better use for the site.

At the moment, the park is simply a gravel parking lot and 1.19 acres of greenspace – a passive space and as a trail access point to the Twenty Valley Trail.

The town and the stakeholders want better use out of it. Hence, the fieldwork of the past two days is just the beginning.

“This site has an important and rich cultural history related to Indigenous inhabitation of the land,” said the town in a release, “and in particular to an Iroquoian-speaking confederation of tribes known as the Neutral Nation who lived in the vicinity around 1600.”

With the help of the stakeholders, the town’s final park plan will include new trees and plantings, lawn areas, paved pathways, site furnishings, art, interpretive elements, and other enhancements.

(Jordan Hollow Park photo courtesy of Lincoln)

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