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Published: Monday, 10/28/2013

Winter park project being reviewed in Sylvania


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Olander Park System officials are reviewing plans for the winter park project at Sylvan Prairie Park, which would include snow-making machines and the creation of three hills, each offering a different experience.

At a recent meeting, officials said they would prepare the hill at the park, 8601 Brint Rd., for safe sledding. The hill, near the south parking lot, ranges from 60 to 90 feet high and is an unofficial sledding spot for families. Rocks, trees, and other obstacles will be removed. Officials aim to have it usable for families this winter.

Officials said they would consider rounding out the hill and planting grass to make it usable for star gazing and other activities.

The plans for three different sledding hills and snow-making machines have not been decided.

“We are reviewing how much funding to put into it. There are grants out there, so it is still a possibility,” Park Commissioner John Zeitler said. “For now we will concentrate on one hill and parents can use it with their children.”

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