Columbus planning to build pollinator park on city’s east side

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — A park focusing on plants that attract bees, butterflies and birds is planned for part of a southern Indiana city that saw severe flooding a decade ago.

The project in Columbus is being called a pollinator park because it is meant to support insects and birds that pollinate plants. The (Columbus) Republic reports plans for the 2.5-acre park on the city’s east side also include a looped trail system.

The neighborhood was hit by flash flooding in 2008, after which the city spent more than $4 million to buy 48 damaged homes.

City parks director Mark Jones says the pollinator park fits with plans to offer more nature-based programming for children. The project could cost $100,000 to $200,000, depending on the configuration of parking and other final details.

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