The carvings are an aspect of the many cottonwood trees on the property that grow quickly, but live a relatively short life.
Years ago, it was determined that a good way to deal with the stumps left over from dead trees was to take advantage of the talents of a carver that made regular trips to the park. Since then, several people have participated in carving the stumps, including the current owner.
With these carvings, the park took on the spirit of an enchanted forest. Wizards and fairies, magic and wonder became part of Riverview. In the summer season the kids at the Riverview will have a chance to participate in hunting for the carvings and fairy doors that adorn the trees throughout the park.