LAKE ZURICH, Ill. (AP) — The northwestern Chicago suburb of Lake Zurich is taking a barely used park and turning it into an arboretum.

The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports that 8-acre (3.2-hectare) Kuechmann Park will become Kuechmann Arboretum on Wednesday at a rededication ceremony.

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The park doesn’t have a ball field or playground but it does have many impressive, old trees. More than 50 of the park’s trees are more than a century old. The oldest tree in the park is about 275 years old.

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The village plans to install a new, accessible walking path with informational signs and kiosks.

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There also will be stops along the path with small play structures for children. Lake Zurich assistant village manager Kyle Kordell says the work should be done by next year.