There will be an illumination and dedication reception for the SW Duck Pond on May 8 at 6th and I streets. The event will start at 7pm. The Morpheus Winds, a woodwind quintet will play and there will be light refreshments.
The Neighbors of the SW Duck Pond group has been working with DGS to have new lighting installed in the pond as well as other maintenance issues, such as the coping along the pond's edge and landscaping. The lights will be turned on for the first time and the fountains will be turned on for the season at the event.The group is also getting a plaque created for Ron McBee and will be dedicating the fountains in his memory. In addition, they will be honoring their volunteer of the year and employee of the year from 2013.
This year, there will be a new event series at the duck pond called Second Saturdays which will take place in June, July and August featuring chef demonstrations by ChefKev and the Amidon-Bowen PTA will also be out grilling. Other activities and events this season will include: tai chi, yoga, SWArtsFest, and a Halloween event for children.