It's a big project for a little lake--backhoes, bulldozers, erosion fencing and signs telling people the sidewalk is closed. But every 15 years or so, you've got to dredge the catch basin for a lake before it silts up completely.
So that's what's happening to the lake at Memorial Park. The fore bay is being renovated, says John McKinney, facilities manager for the park. Workers are also replacing the culvert that linked the creek to the lake with an above-ground water spillway and are building a pedestrian bridge over it.
The waterfall will aerate the water, says McKinney, which will in turn make the lake less stagnant. It'll make aquatic life in the water a little happier as well.
Depending on the weather, the entire project should be finished by the end of the year.
, but the lake at Memorial Park is a speciaIt’s a four bay renovation project…if you’re walking around the lake. A catch basin for sediment. Have to be dredged every 15 years or so.
Dredging out the four bay and will link up to the lake
Tearing out the culvert out
Replacing it with an above ground waterway spillway with a bridge over it
Will handle the flow of water better
A water fall effect to help aerate the water
And will make the lake less stagnant
A little creek back behind the playground
Ann’s Court and Habersham Drive
The forebay was silted up
Trees were growing in the forebay
Had to get Army Corps permits
Transportations and public works department doing it
Will be done by the end of the year
John McKinney, facilities supervisor