The former Ad-Hoc Crossridge Park Committee and now the Parks & Recreation Commission have been working over the last decade to establish a prairie at the park. The prairie now encompasses approximately 4 acres of the park. A portion of the parkland was sold to the YMCA of Northern Rock County to construct a facility.
Every third Saturday in October the Parks & Recreation Commission organizes a Crossridge Park Prairie Seed Pick. Participants typically start at Rotary Gardens in Janesville, and then go to Crossridge Park to pick additional seed. The seed picked will be planted in various locations to beautify the city and reduce mowing costs.
Seed collection is fun and easy for people of all ages. Small children should be accompanied by an adult. Seed collection is most often done by hand (snapping off seed head). However, some people find scissors or snips helpful.