Progress through beautification
Above: Thierolf Park, located off Hersey street near downtown Beloit, received some updates over the past few months with a new gazebo built by the Beloit Parks and Recreation staff last winter. It was then moved to the park to replace the one that was deteriorating. A new concrete sidewalk was constructed for easy access to the gazebo. A new recycled picnic table was purchased through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Waste Tire Grant Program. The table, which matches the benches, is made from 100 percent recycled material which included discarded tires. It is reported that 300 million tires per year in the U. S. are disposed of (almost one per person). The recycling of tires prevents them in the landfill where they trapped water that attracts rodents and mosquitoes, take up space, and trap methane emissions and create fire risk. Left: The Parks and Recreation’s past works are showing through in the Rose of Sharon flower bloom displays above the Solomon River damn before entering the crossing bridge to Chautauqua Park.