In keeping with the desire to bring humans into the natural environment, key areas of interest were drawn out to allow a temporary stopping ground to see and learn about the landscape.
The Creek Overlook and Trellis Overlook are located in areas where major riparian restoration was completed in 1999. Strong currents had rapidly eroded the banks, dropping sediment directly into the creek. Sediment is the highest polluter of natural waterways in the United States. Using the same building materials used in other structures to again support the local economy and utilize natural resources with the addition of Poe Lope wood. Harvested in Costa Rica, this wood, used for the benches, is hardy enough to endure the harsh Midwest climate along with human interaction.