I’m not sure how much folks have heard about the discussion that is going on right now regarding the future of Plum Creek Park — particularly the status of the ponds. Our City Engineer, Jim Bowling, has asked for Council time in September (8/2) to update City Council on the proposed Plum Creek Park improvements. Jim was telling me that thanks to the availability of Federal Stimulus Funds we have an opportunity to eliminate the old dam infrastructure that took Plum Creek and turned it into Plum Creek ponds. The geese and mosquitoes love the ponds but it turns out that the dam has lived its full service life and now it’s time for it to go and Jim has prepared a couple of alternative scenarios for what the future of Plum Creek could look like as it passes through the Park. Here’s Jim’s summary information.
Working with the Parks Department, Jim has put together a concept Park Plan that he is recommending for Council’s consideration that will be possible only if the old dam is removed and the creek is allowed to be restored to its original free-flowing state.