Can you believe it? It's been seven weeks (and a few days) since dog park construction began. And this past week brought a small setback.
Part of the design is a stormwater control feature that's supposed to capture water from the tennis courts, percolate it down through some rocks, then have it flow into drains that carry it under the park, and discharge downslope from the park. Unfortunately the drains did not work properly.
As you can see the photo (right), the rain did not properly enter the drain, and instead overflowed, carving a small ravine in the slope of the dog park, discharging a bunch of silt on the floor of the park.
We assume there will be adjustments made and have reached out to Public Works to make sure.
Other than this one problem, from my untrained eye, it appears that the construction crews are just about ready to begin installation of the ground cover.
The main play area will be a crushed granite gravel. While this may not look awesome, it is an easy-to-maintain surface that is common in dog parks. Woodchips, found in some dog parks, must be changed frequently and actually harbor fleas, which can be transferred from one dog to another.
The slope, shown to the right, will see K9 Grass installed to ensure there's no erosion like we see, above.