River Lights (and Seitz Park)

The ``Other'' Bend---Bend, Oregon.Sorry for the late post today.  I’ve been in the other Bend—Bend, Oregon—on a work trip.  I can report that, while quite beautiful, the “other” Bend’s got nothing on the 574…

Anyways, hiking along the Metlious River (pictured right), got me nostalgic for the St. Joe back if you home.  One great project the city completed this summer is the permanent River Lights exhibition in Seitz Park.  River lights is an interactive light display on the banks of the St. Joseph river between Washington and Jefferson.  When some friends were in town a few weeks ago we drove up to see the exhibition.  Parking in Seitz Park (which also has a great summer concert series), we took an easy walk up and down the path to take in the experience.

The beautiful river lights display.

The beautiful river lights display.

The interactive “Light Forest” changes colors when approached and touched.  Be warned, if you are traveling with a seven year old, there will be much fighting over who gets to play with the light forest more.

Even more beautiful when seen from the mini waterfall.

Even more beautiful when seen from the mini waterfall.

I also recommend walking up the path a bit to take in the lights from the waterfall.  Great place to take in downtown as well.  As it gets darker in anticipation of winter, this display is sure to brighten up the spirits of those of us living downtown.  Definitely worth a stroll.

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