Jim Hamm Pond Phase 3 Development
This project is still on track with a temporary delay due to the September 2013 flooding which has prioritized staff time for flood repair work. The project is now intended to be bid in early 2014- see Project Schedule below.
Dredge material will now likely be used for area ditch repair projects and only partially utilized for Hamm pond landscaping. Removal of the dirt stockpiles are expected take place in 2013 or early 2014 with topsoil stockpiles to remain for the landscape project.
The final phase of park development is underway. In 2014 design will be completed for the amenities noted on the Jim Hamm Pond Master Plan done in 1998. Some modifications will be made for budget and long term maintenance reasons, however the program intent will be provided. A new amenity, a natural play area, will also be included if budget allows. This amenity provides a simple play element for children in keeping with the natural area intent of a District Park.
Phase 3 will provide the following amenities as budget allows:
- Bird Pergola with interpretive panels
- Bird Blind
- Viewing area with a raised bench
- Trail along 17th Avenue
- Natural play area
- Landscaping and limited irrigation
A pond dredging project was done in the early spring 2013 and included a new pond outlet system. Dredging was managed by Engineering Services. For questions on that work, please contact Jon Robb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The master plan has been marked up to better reflect work intended as part of the Phase 3 improvement project. Please find that plan at this link. Phase 3 Master Plan Work
The pond was drained in September 2013 to accommodate warranty work on the pond outlet structure. It will remain drained over the 2013/14 winter months to accommodate construction of the view deck. It will be refilled in the spring prior to irrigation season.
The following is a tentative schedule for the project:
||Expected in February 2014
||Spring & Summer 2014
If you have any questions, Please contact Paula Fitzgerald at 303-651-8448, or email@example.com.