The landscape is changing at Legion Park on South Second Street in Hamilton. The park is undergoing massive reconstruction, following a year of study and public input.

The park's huge trees have been taken away, with interior rot visible in the trunks as they lay by the roadside.

Now, to make the park more handicapped accessible, a quarter-circle concrete sidewalk has been poured, (see photo) which will separate the children's playground on the alley from the performance and grassy area in the southwest section. Permanent shade structures will be installed as the work continues, and new playground equipment will appear.

And, yes, more trees will be planted to bring added shade to Hamilton's downtown park as they grow.

Major work is expected to be completed by the middle of June. "Tuesday at 12" free summer noontime concerts will start a week later. If there's a delay in construction, the concerts will be a half-block away at the Ravalli County Museum lawn.