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Building a legacy: nature center groundbreaking

Building a legacy: nature center groundbreaking

Yonah Davis

April 23, 2019

As the rain ceased, community members celebrated the groundbreaking for the new Westwood Hills Interpretive Center. On Monday, April 22, St. Louis Park broke ground on $12 million building of the new interpretive center which the city council voted to approve on May 21, 2018. Jason West, the St....

Staff Editorial: Nature center renovation needs re-evaluation

Staff Editorial: Nature center renovation needs re-evaluation

March 19, 2019

This month, the city of St. Louis Park is exploring the use of bonds to obtain $22 million in order to work toward several projects and renovations. The Echo Editorial Board sees this as a misdirected use of funds. The majority of the money will go toward renovating the Westwood Hills Nature Cente...

Westwood Hills plans for future construction

Westwood Hills plans for future construction

Sophie Olmen and Hayley Westwood

March 1, 2018

New interpretive center continues to take shape

City Council approves ideas for design for Nature Center building

City Council approves ideas for design for Nature Center building

Deanna Afremov

January 11, 2017

According to Recreation Superintendent Jason West, construction designs for a new Nature Center building are underway. “Currently the City Council has approved for staff to begin preliminary design for the construction of a new Nature Center building. This is just the one of the very first steps t...

Westwood Nature Center celebrates fall

Westwood Nature Center celebrates fall

Breanna Thompson

November 10, 2016

According to the volunteer and wellness coordinator Laura Smith, the Westwood Halloween Party just celebrated it’s 35th year. According to Laura Smith, most of the volunteers set up the party while the staff plans the event. “We have more than 100 volunteers who help with everything from setup, to running...

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