Anderson Japanese Gardens installs new walkways

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Rockford, Ill (WIFR) -- Anderson Japanese Gardens is making their iconic facilities more accessible by installing new paved walkways. So no matter your mobility level, everyone can enjoy the gardens.

The gardens has embarked on a long-term capital improvement project that will make the experience more enjoyable for all, by replacing sections of the garden that are prone to washout with concrete and granite walkways. The bulk of the project is almost done, just in time for opening day of the 2019 season next week.

"For anyone who needs wheel chair accessibility, for some our older guests who have walkers, or even our younger guests, parents with young kids and strollers,” said garden horticulturist Catherine Marsh. “It’s fun to be here in the garden to feed the fish, see the frogs, and just be in nature."