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Destin Elementary School Students Help Plan A Park

A group of 4th grade students from Destin Elementary School were invited to take part in planning the Leonard Destin Park to be constructed on Calhoun Avenue.  Kate Brown, Project Manager and Megan Mick, Landscape Architect, traveled from Tallahassee to present their designs, ideas, and plans to the students, while seeking their input on features specifically for children.  The park, which is funded through the Deep Water Horizon recovery project, has many features including a beach, dock, playground and splash pad. 

The students were asked their opinions on playground equipment and splash pad ideas.  They also had the opportunity to learn about the city of Destin, Leonard Destin's background, and about the disaster that prompted this project.

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