The Cashman-Greever Garden at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West is quickly transforming into the perfect spot for visitors to soak up the sun and regroup before continuing their museum adventure. After a day of exploration and learning, families will have the chance to relax and enjoy a snack or meal on the outdoor patio. In addition, children will soon have the opportunity to let off some steam and play on our new, American West-themed playground. Take a sneak peek at all of the newest works in progress below!
One of the biggest changes currently taking place includes the installment of a new pond. Surrounding the pond, there will be cattails, a statue of a moose, and lily pads floating on the surface of the water in order to best recreate an aquatic habitat. Visitors will soon be able to get a glimpse of the scenery when they are out exploring the Gardens, or even as they are passing through the breezeway on their way to the Plains Indian Museum.
Additionally, on each side of the pathway pictured to the right, a variety of flowers will be planted. At the end of the pathway, near the playground, the Center plans to install a second water feature as well.
The picture of the horse—a unique element of the new American West-themed playground—was even painted by the Center’s talented Membership Supervisor, Rachel Lee.
In addition, the mountainous rock wall is also a feature kids will love after a day of learning and exploring the Center’s five museums. While parents have the chance to relax, children will be able to continue learning about the American West, not just by passively observing, but by actually engaging in active play.
Finally, the last step in finishing the new play area is pouring the rubber surfacing, which may take a couple extra weeks to complete. The playground is expected to open and be ready for play by the middle of August.
Also, don’t forget about all our activities that take place daily in the Braun Garden—right across from the Cashman-Greever Garden. Stay tuned for more updates in order to check out the progress of the Center’s newest additions!