KMHRP News

....dateline July 2015....
Just to give a long overdue update ... the park is closed as it undergoes a major renovation. It is (finally!) getting lots of maintenance and improvements, some of which have been dreamt about for over 20 years and more by some of us. So while an inconvenience at the moment I am sure it will be a better park when it is all done. The improvements in the area long known as the Wilmington Drain by locals (now called the Harbor City Greenway) are complete and that section is open now.

Below are some recent photos taken by Bob Beckler showing some of the work and improvements, as well as the lake level in the drought (wow!). Should be good for shorebirds in fall (July through November) if you can scope it from some vantage point. You can bet I'd find a spot if there! Bob keeps me posted..... THANKS BOB!!!

For those that don't know me, my wife and I moved from the area in 2003 so are not there to watch and report anymore. However we felt the webpage meritted being available to the public for its information so have kept it up, though not updated. It seemed a fair number of people were searching online for KMHRP information. We have been revising ( "modernizing" lol ) the pages and trying to find and fix errors, etc., please feel free if you know of one to report it to us, we appreciate it, I'll find that dang Mew Gull picture ... it was there at one time. The site has been moved twice and a couple things fell off apparently.

In 2006 we did make available the KMHRP bird list booklet, which is of course still available, and if you would like to support the website, that is a great way to help. We hope you enjoy the site and that you find something useful or of interest here. It is just the tip of the iceberg of the fun one can have at KMHRP.
Mitch

Special thanks to Bob Beckler for the usage of the photos!

June 2015
Here is one of the artist concept construction signs on site

June 2015
Another sign on site currently

2013
This is the north end of lake in the drought, 2013

2013
Looking south from north end toward boathouse, 2013
(looks like shorebird heaven)


2014
Looking at north end from across P.C.H., 2014

2014
Former work trailer area at north end, 2014

2014
2014, boathouse behind red vehicles, modular filtration units

June 2015
June 2015, lovely sludge, about 30 years without ever removing it and the dam caused it to fill in much more than normal, and is why the lake has been so shallow for so long.

H.C. Greenway
Here is the sign for the new Harbor City Greenway

H.C. Greenway
There is a nice path with a bunch of native plants growing

H.C. Greenway
It looks great, give this a few years and it will be awesome!

Thanks again Bob Beckler for letting us share the photos!