Fishing pond work nearly done at Brooklyn Park activity center

A bulldozer works to clear the pond in front of the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center. (Submitted photo)

A bulldozer works to clear the bottom of pond in front of the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center. (Submitted photo)

The Brooklyn Park Operations and Maintenance department reports most of its work on the kids’ fishing pond in front of the community activity center has been completed. Riprap — a permanent cover of bank-stabilizing rock —has been placed at all four pond inlets, the sediment and extra sand have been removed, the clay has been installed, new wiring was run to the well, the pump was repaired, trees have been trimmed or removed, and the pond has been filled.

The department hoped to let the pond fill naturally, but after a failure at one of the inlets and with the water low, the department decided to fill the pond. According to the department, the water level increased with the recent precipitation but then decreased. The city will continue to monitor the water level as winter approaches.

  • Paul

    The pound is all most dry maybe you should look at the pound today.It is a money pit that will cost over $100,000 for what?We should ask why was it done so fast and why was it not done right the frist time.But it’s the city council that could give a crap about cost of things.

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