The Parklands Opens in Jasper

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    From left, Avery Knies, 14, and her sister Madelyn, 10, watched as their other sister Maya, 12, all of Jasper, balanced on a piece of workout equipment at The Parklands in Jasper on Saturday. "I didn't have anything like this growing up," the girls' father, Craig Knies, who grew up in Jasper, said. Nic Antaya/The Herald

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    Cohen Begle of Jasper, 3, played in the water at the splash pad at The Parklands in Jasper on Saturday. Begle visited The Parklands with his grandmother, Becky Hickman of Jasper. Begle is Hickman's only grandchild. "He has my entire attention," Hickman said. Nic Antaya/The Herald

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    Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz cut a ribbon during the dedication ceremony and opening of The Parklands in Jasper on Saturday. The Parklands is a 75-acre nature park located in the center of the city near Jasper High School with the main entrance off 15th Street. The park includes a 2-mile walking trail, outdoor fitness stations, adventure playgrounds and three ponds, including one for fishing. Nic Antaya/The Herald

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    Lennon Henke of Jasper, 2, reached for a handhold while climbing a boulder with his father, Terry, at The Parklands in Jasper on Saturday. Nic Antaya/The Herald

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    Sophie Bower of Jasper, 5, ran through the water at the splash pad at The Parklands in Jasper on Saturday. Sophie's dad, Adam Bower, said he plans to visit the Parklands a lot this summer. Nic Antaya/The Herald

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    People walked along a trail at The Parklands in Jasper on Saturday. The Parklands is a 75-acre nature park located in the center of the city near Jasper High School with the main entrance off 15th Street. The park includes a 2-mile walking trail, outdoor fitness stations, adventure playgrounds and three ponds, including one for fishing. Nic Antaya/The Herald

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    One of the bridges at The Parklands in Jasper was photographed on Saturday. The Parklands is a 75-acre nature park located in the center of the city near Jasper High School with the main entrance off 15th Street. The park includes a 2-mile walking trail, outdoor fitness stations, adventure playgrounds and three ponds, including one for fishing. Nic Antaya/The Herald

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    Cale Knies of Jasper crawled through a tunnel behind his son, Evren, 2, at The Parklands in Jasper on Saturday. "I hope it doesn't get vandalized," Cale Knies said. "I hope it says true and I think it will. People want it to look nice." Nic Antaya/The Herald

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    People walked the trails at The Parklands in Jasper on Saturday. The Parklands is a 75-acre nature park located in the center of the city near Jasper High School with the main entrance off 15th Street. The park includes a 2-mile walking trail, outdoor fitness stations, adventure playgrounds and three ponds, including one for fishing. Nic Antaya/The Herald

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    Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz spoke during the dedication ceremony in the pavilion at The Parklands in Jasper on Saturday. Nic Antaya/The Herald

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    People visited the play structure at The Parklands in Jasper on Saturday. The Parklands is a 75-acre nature park located in the center of the city near Jasper High School with the main entrance off 15th Street. The park includes a 2-mile walking trail, outdoor fitness stations, adventure playgrounds and three ponds, including one for fishing. Nic Antaya/The Herald

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    Emil Rasche of Jasper walked at The Parklands in Jasper on Saturday. The Parklands is a 75-acre nature park located in the center of the city near Jasper High School with the main entrance off 15th Street. The park includes a 2-mile walking trail, outdoor fitness stations, adventure playgrounds and three ponds, including one for fishing. Nic Antaya/The Herald

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    Mark Lichlyter of Jasper crawled through a tunnel with Carlise Steurer of Speedway, 1, at The Parklands in Jasper on Saturday. Lichlyter was visiting The Parklands with four of his grandchildren. Nic Antaya/The Herald

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    Andrea O'Brien of Jasper, left, and Abby Truesdale of Duff walked the trails at The Parklands in Jasper on Saturday. "I grew up as a country club swimming pool kid," O'Brien said. "I was here everyday. This is part of my childhood." Nic Antaya/The Herald

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    Terry Henke of Jasper watched as his son, Lennon, 2, climbed a boulder at The Parklands in Jasper on Saturday. "Climbing is in his blood," Terry Henke said. "He's going to use this a lot. It will probably be our go-to area." Nic Antaya/The Herald

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    People walked the trails at The Parklands in Jasper on Saturday. The Parklands is a 75-acre nature park located in the center of the city near Jasper High School with the main entrance off 15th Street. The park includes a 2-mile walking trail, outdoor fitness stations, adventure playgrounds and three ponds, including one for fishing. Nic Antaya/The Herald

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    One of the bridges at The Parklands in Jasper was photographed on Saturday. The Parklands is a 75-acre nature park located in the center of the city near Jasper High School with the main entrance off 15th Street. The park includes a 2-mile walking trail, outdoor fitness stations, adventure playgrounds and three ponds, including one for fishing. Nic Antaya/The Herald

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    One of the bridges at The Parklands in Jasper was photographed on Saturday. The Parklands is a 75-acre nature park located in the center of the city near Jasper High School with the main entrance off 15th Street. The park includes a 2-mile walking trail, outdoor fitness stations, adventure playgrounds and three ponds, including one for fishing. Nic Antaya/The Herald

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    Evren Knies of Jasper, 2, ran through a tunnel at The Parklands in Jasper on Saturday. Evren's father, Cale Knies, said Evren loved everything at The Parklands. Nic Antaya/The Herald