4/3/2019

Flint Hills Discovery Center to open prairie garden terrace and trail exhibit

Flint Hills Discovery Center News Release


Contact: Kynedee Hodges
Marketing Coordinator
kynedee.hodges@cityofmhk.com

Flint Hills Discovery Center
315 South 3rd St.
Manhattan, KS 66502
www.flinthillsdiscovery.org |(785) 587-2726


Flint Hills Discovery Center to open prairie garden terrace and trail exhibit
New permanent exhibit slated to open at FHDC.

Manhattan, Kan. – This spring, the Flint Hills Discovery Center (FHDC) is excited to announce the grand opening of its Prairie Garden Terrace and Trail. The community is invited to attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on April 5 at 2:00 PM.

In 2018, the FHDC was given the opportunity to expand on this visitor favorite attraction to create the Prairie Garden Terrace and Trail. The exhibit wraps around the southeast side of the FHDC from the terrace down to the ground level. 15 informational signs throughout this new outdoor exhibit highlight the iconic flora and fauna and important historical, cultural and environmental topics to the Flint Hills eco-region.

Enjoy spectacular views and see the native wildflowers from the exhibit. This rooftop space is part of the City of Manhattan’s park system. It features a unique green roof that channels water into custom landscaped beds that mirror the uplands, slopes and bottomlands of the Flint Hills.

This enhancement project was made possible by the Caroline Peine Charitable Foundation/The Manhattan Fund, Bank of America, N.A. Trustee, Flint Hills Discovery Center Foundation, McCownGordon Construction, City of Manhattan and Manhattan Parks and Recreation.

To learn more about Prairie Garden Terrace and Trail, visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org/prairiegarden, call (785) 587-2726 or visit 315 S. 3rd St. in Manhattan.
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