Tuesday, January 5, 2010

City engineering and park departments team up to create plan to "restore" channel of stream in Red Oak Park to present on January 12, 2009, to city council during agenda session

Citizens were shown two proposed options for restoring the stream bank
through Red Oak Park located at 4600 West New Bridge Road at a Public
Meeting held November 19, 2009. The item was also discussed at the
November 30, 2009, Ward 4 meeting.

The City of Fayetteville collected 23 comments from the public on the
two options presented at these meetings. Ten citizens preferred Option 1
which included channel restoration through the majority of the park;
three citizens preferred Option 2 with minimal improvements other than
check dams and a control structure at New Bridge Road; and ten citizens
preferred “other” options.

City Engineering and Parks staff have evaluated an alternative that
would provide and preserve park area on the north side of New Bridge
Road by utilizing piping in this area of the channel (approx. 300 feet
in length). This would preserve the existing basketball court and
provide an area where a new pavilion with ADA accessibility could be

The control structure and check dams that were previously proposed in
Option 2 would still be proposed on the south side of New Bridge Road.
The goals achieved by this alternative would provide park area on the
north side of the park and provide slowing, infiltration and recharge of
storm water in the park area south of New Bridge Road.

A drawing of the proposed combined option is attached. A presentation
will be given to the City Council at the January 12, 2010, council
agenda session. The meeting will be held at City Hall located at 113
West Mountain Street in Room 326 at 4:30 PM. City staff are working to
place this information on www.accessfayetteville.org as soon as
possible. For more information call Fayetteville Parks and Recreation
at 444-3471.

Ms. Carole Jones, P.E.
Park Planner
Fayetteville Parks & Recreation
113 West Mountain Street
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone (479) 444-3472
Fax (479) 521-7714

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