The Rock River is our community’s most prominent natural resource, an excellent recreational asset, and popular year‐round community gathering place. With increased attendance at Nicholas Conservatory, Eclipse Lagoon, and the Rock River Recreation Path, there is an immediate need to increase areas for people to utilize for recreational needs, or just to relax.
The Sinnissippi Perennial Gardens Project will act as a continued catalyst for riverfront development with a re-imagined, ADA accessible, sensory garden with native perennial plantings, and the restoration of the Pagoda. The re-imagination of the perennial garden will allow for increased programming on the riverfront including tours, educational sessions and rental options which will lead to additional developments on and around the riverfront. The completion of this area will provide an added value to the campus and will also allow for programming to extend into different settings.