Along the Rock River in downtown Rockford, Illinois, is Davis Park. The park is in prime space. Just to the west, the largest downtown project - an $87.5 million Embassy Suites and Rockford Conference Center - is expected to open in spring 2020. That is one reasonRockford Sharefest chose Davis Park as one of its cleanup projects for this summer. Staff at Fehr Graham, which provides engineering and environmental services for the hotel project and Davis Park, wanted to volunteer because redevelopment is important to a city's core.
On Tuesday evening, the Fehr Graham volunteers helped plant hundreds of perennials and shrubs along the edges of the park. Sharefest leaders consulted with our landscape architects, who helped design the landscape for Davis Park, to ensure plants were properly placed by volunteers.