Fossil Park open with innovations

When Fossil Park opened on April 10 visitors found a brand new ADA-accessible ramp and railing leading to the fossil dig site, wooden canopies over the picnic tables, and interactive, informational signage with QR codes.
“We are very excited about Fossil Park opening and all of the innovations that are sure to enhance experiences for park visitors,” noted John Page, marketing and events manager for Outdoor Community Parks, (formerly The Olander Parks System.)
“Our new signage provides information about the kind of fossils that can be found at the site, which helps people know what to look for as they dig,” Page said.
“We are also especially pleased to be able to offer a more handicap-accessible park,” he added. He said the improvements were made over the past year.
Fossil Park was opened in 2000, boasting an array of sea life fossils from the Devonian Era when this area was an ocean with active coral reefs.
With rock piles provided by nearby Hanson Aggregate Midwest’s quarry, fossil hunters can find, see, hold and even take home these ancient ocean relics.

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