The City of Abilene and Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas are collaborating to create a nature play and educational area for visitors to Kirby Lake Park.
Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas recently presented $200,000 to the City of Abilene to create a natural play and education facility in Abilene. The initial phase of the facility will focus on child development for ages 7 years and younger, however overall scope of the project will promote educational/recreational opportunities for all age groups.
The City of Abilene and Workforce Solutions first discussed the joint project in early June 2017 at which time Kirby Lake Park was selected as an ideal location for this endeavor. Key factors in the selection of this location were the growing interest in promoting natural outdoor activities such as hike and bike trails as well as bird watching venues.
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