Lots of plants were planted in the park, but it still looks sparse. Will the appearance improve?

Thousands of trees and shrubs were planted throughout the park, and they will fill out the space as they grow. Most plantings were in 2019, but some are also being done in spring 2020.

The overall plantings include 10 large, spaded trees (watch video), more than 400 potted trees, 3,200 potted shrubs, 1,800 bare root trees and shrubs, and nearly 30,000 herbaceous plants. Many of these trees, shrubs, and plants were put in when they were small so it may take a few years before they are fully mature. 

Thank you for your patience as the restoration takes shape.

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1. What's the status of Arden Park?
2. How wide are the new paths/trails, what will be the surface and how will they be maintained?
3. Lots of plants were planted in the park, but it still looks sparse. Will the appearance improve?
4. I heard many existing trees were damaged during construction and will soon die. Is this true?
5. Can I still fish at Arden Park?
6. Will the stormwater swales be fenced off?
7. Will the grassy areas still flood when it rains?
8. How much was this project cost?
9. Who is paying for it?
10. How can I learn more?