Three years ago, the South Pond, one of the ponds in Lincoln Park (just south of the children’s zoo), was renovated. The pond was emptied. Its bottom and banks were regraded, new boardwalks were built, new plantings put in. The pond had fallen into sluggishness and disuse.
The revitalization has been a great popular success. Its appearance has been changing dramatically from one season to the next, as the new plantings have grown in.
This is what it looked like the other day, as I rode by on the bus. Of the three ponds near my home, this one is the farthest, so I’m not able to visit it easily, though I wish I could.