New benches celebrated on Saturday

New benches celebrated on Saturday »Play Video

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Those looking to take a load off while taking in nature are in luck.

Roseburg parks officials, along with the Umpqua Valley Audubon Society, have installed nine new benches just north of the duck pond near Fred Meyer.

The space is in honor of Meredith Jones, a woman who spent years leading students on field trips through the area.

There will be a celebration of the new gathering area this Saturday at 10:00 a.m.

Everyone is welcome to attend.