Construction to improve drainage at Echo Lake Park begins Tuesday

Friday, September 4, 2015

Soils compacted during construction of the park
hindered proper drainage, allowing a small pond to form
Photo by Johanna Polit

Next Tuesday, September 8, construction begins to improve drainage at the lowest area of the lawn at Echo Lake Park.

Construction should only take five to seven days, depending on good weather, but the area will be fenced off for three to six months to allow the lawn to become established before opening it for use.

Only a small portion of the lawn will be impacted during construction. All other areas of the park, including the playground, will remain open. Be prepared for possible dusty conditions, noise and construction traffic crossing the trail.

Construction will remove compacted soils and replace them with well-draining layers of rock, sand, and topsoil. Installation of these drainage layers will raise the area’s elevation by six to ten inches and improve infiltration of water into the ground. One possible side effect of this improved drainage may be drier soils and potentially some golden lawn areas during summer months.

For more information visit the project website or contact Park Project Coordinator Maureen Colaizzi  206-801-2603.


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