MONTICELLO, Ind. (WLFI) - Eagle Scout candidate Alex Wade spends his weekends working on a bridge he designed at the Altherr Nature Park in Monticello.
"We're building a bridge for the Altherr Nature Park," Wade said. "It's going to be 50 feet long and it's going to go over a marshland area."
Wade, along with other people in the community, is helping complete the new park designed to highlight nature.
"The closest I could think of would be West Lafayette, the celery bog, which is a really neat place too," Monticello Parks superintendent Mitchell Billue said.
Billue said Bill Altherr wanted his legacy to live on after death and donated three quarters of a million dollars for a family-oriented park.
"To put a park or develop a park in an area where it is centrally located to the community so people could walk to it," Billue said.
In addition to the bridge over the marshland volunteers are building bird nesting houses, and an observation deck. Billue said Purdue student interns have helped design some of the plans too.
"There's going to be an amphitheater and a nature center, so right now it's just grass and hillside, but she also designed a butterfly garden," Billue said.
Billue said once the structures in the park are complete more trees will be planted throughout the park in the following years.
Wade said being apart of the unique park is something he'll always remember.
"I think it's cool to have something here that I made that will be here for a long time," Wade said.
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