(09/27/13) - On this beautiful fall day, Jenny Burrows and her crew couldn't think of a better place to be.
"It's gorgeous, it's beautiful this time of the year," she said.
Burrows is just a couple days away from completing a summer long, multi-thousand dollar, volunteer based project.
Bridge Park is Vienna Township's first park. Burrows, the park designer, is thrilled to see the community already enjoying it.
"We've seen a lot of people already enjoying the park with picnics," she said. "I was here yesterday and there was a photographer here getting some cute pictures with twin boys and so that was really fun."
The park serves two purposes - give people a place to enjoy and help protect one of the world's most beautiful creatures - the Monarch Butterfly.
"They migrate all the way into Canada and in the fall they migrate back south to Mexico, so you have to have plants available all year long. We are on their main migration route," Burrows said.
Burrows says monarch's have already come through, but next year there should be a sea of butterflies.
She hopes it becomes an education resource for all of Mid-Michigan.
"Education about nature, education about planting, education about fitting plants to your sight instead of your sight to fit plants because ultimately if the plant likes where its growing, it's going to be healthier and robust," she said.
A grand opening celebration will be held on Monday, however, it's already open to the public for people to enjoy over the weekend.
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