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Water feature approved for Veterans Memorial Park 

A new water feature that resembles a small boulder-filled stream will be installed at Veterans Memorial Park this summer. The park is located adjacent to city hall at 200 Civic Center Drive.

The Lake Saint Louis Board of Aldermen voted unanimously April 6 to award a contract to Nature’s Re-Creation, to install the feature. The 28- to 30-foot long by 40-foot wide stream resembles a spring with water running over boulders before exiting into a drainage basin at the park.

Darren Noelken, the city’s parks and recreation director, said the feature will utilize a water detention basin nearby and flow about 5 feet downhill. The water will be recirculated with two pumps and will be lighted at night.

Noelken said the feature resembles a small spring and is similar to a water feature at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Powder Valley Nature Center in Kirkwood.

“It doesn’t look like a manufactured water feature, it looks like it’s been there forever,” Noelken said.

Construction probably will not begin until after Memorial Day so that it does not disturb a ceremony planned by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10350 at the memorial.

The fountain is expected to cost about $50,000 and is one of a number of parks projects funded by half-cent sales tax approved by voters in August 2013.

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