Native American sculptor Smoker Marchand and his crew delivered the “Coming Home” art installation to HomeStream Park in Winthrop last weekend, one of two works Marchand is creating for the new park.
Homestream Park is being created on the old corral site at the corner of Highway 20 and White Avenue in Winthrop, and will have a grand opening on Oct. 13
Located on 2 acres of riverfront, the park will include an interpretive trail, Marchand’s sculptures and a public gathering area with covered shelters, picnic tables and a kids’ play fort. The land will be restored to its natural riparian and floodplain condition. Phil and Cathy Davis purchased the land and are funding creation of the park.
Eighth-grade volunteers from the Bush School recently helped build the trail connecting boulders along the park pathway. Two more opportunities to be part of volunteer work parties at Homestream Park in Winthrop are coming up: Oct. 5, 9 a.m. – noon or 1 – 3 p.m., working on flood plain restoration; and Oct. 6, 9 a.m. – noon or 1 – 3 p.m., also working on flood plain restoration. Sign up at the www.volunteermethow.org website.