CR 12: Auburn's Nature Playground

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Auburn , AL (WSFA) -  This isn't your typical park.    No swings, monkey bars, or merry-go-rounds here.     But you will find things like the "Eagle's Nest", the "Beaver Lodge", and the Imagination Station.   This is Auburn's nature playground, a first of its kind in the Southeast.  "We have things like the eagle's nest," said Jennifer Lolley with the Auburn School of Forestry.  "We have all natural items, things like boulders, logs, things they'd find out in nature."

While the kids enjoy running, climbing, and using their imagination, they're learning too.   "These children are the future stewards of our land.   So if we don't get them to love and appreciate it, they won't take care of it.    Our hope is that the kids will come here and then venture further into the woods to better appreciate nature."  The park is off College Street at the Auburn School of Forestry.   It also includes a five mile walking trail. The park's open every day of the year and free to the public.

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