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Grass seeded at Canyon Shadows Park

The grass is seeded and irrigation system installed, and Canyon Shadows Neighborhood Park is complete.

The ryegrass and Kentucky bluegrass hydro-seeded by Vision Landscape Co.

is expected to germinate in 10 to 20 days.

"We would liked to have postponed the seeding a little longer to get warmer weather," David Stehly of Vision Landscape said.

"The city is anxious to get some green in the park for spring use."

The area along a drainage has been seeded with native range grasses that will not require irrigation.

More than 90 trees and shrubs have been planted.

The three-acre park was originally planned for dedication during the summer of 2000, Rob Owen of the Kingman Community Development Department said.

The city budgeted $267,000 for the narrow park, which is 769 feet long and 165 feet wide and extends from Crestwood Drive at Redhill Drive to Harvard Street.

It fits between the Canyon Shadows and Knoll subdivisions west of Stockton Hill Road on Gordon Drive.

It includes a small parking area, two shade ramadas, a half basketball court, playground equipment, a small skating area, a horseshoe pit, concrete walking paths, a drinking fountain, benches, picnic tables, landscaping and irrigation, Rob Owen, a park planner, said.

Grills, picnic tables and bike racks encourage neighborhood use of the park, he added.

The park will have electricity and lighting.

The Canyon Shadows site is part of the city plan to develop smaller parks in neighborhoods.

Davis Park off Hualapai Mountain Road is another recent example, as is Walleck Ranch Park recently completed on Willow Street.

The Kingman General Plan section for open spaces, trails and parks includes a goal of more neighborhood parks.

Owen said Kingman's major parks include Centennial Park at Harrison Street, the South Side ball field complex downtown and the Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course.

Last year the city built a skateboard park on Fairgrounds Boulevard and a dog park next to Lewis Kingman Park on Andy Devine Avenue at Louise Avenue.