Woodbriar Park is in need of upgrades both to reduce flooding in the area and to provide new, exciting recreational opportunities. The park and stormwater infrastructure around it was constructed in 1971, with the playground added in 1976. The primary goal for this project is to provide temporary stormwater storage while also serving as a recreational area. Currently, the park consists of ten acres of turf grass, a picnic shelter with restrooms, many large trees, and a multi-age playground. The City desires to improve the neighborhood by providing a redesigned neighborhood park and stormwater system. that is well coordinated with multiple city departments including the City’s Public Works Stormwater Division and Culture Parks and Recreation Parks Division.
This will involve: a large amount of earth moving, removal of the old playground and picnic shelter; then new stormwater structures will be built; and lastly all new park facilities including play structures, restrooms and landscaping will be added. Park facilities will not be available during this time. Please utilize one of Greeley’s many other facilities during construction.
The area has had issues with flooding for several years, adding temporary stormwater storage in the park will help to reduce those issues; and the park amenities while still useful are ready to be retired and replaced with new, state of the art structures.
By providing temporary storage for some of the heavier rains in the park, it will allow more water to enter into pipes downstream over a longer period of time, rather than flowing over land, and into structures.
The City of Greeley is upgrading Woodbriar Park to enhance the community and to reduce the likelihood of stormwater issues near the park. Over the years there are neighborhood residents that have suffered from flooding due to stormwater getting into their property. To prevent damage to homes and businesses, the park will serve as a detention pond, providing temporary storage for stormwater in the park.
Construction for Woodbriar Park will begin early winter of 2017 after receiving feedback from the community and undergoing a thorough engineering and landscape design process.
Construction is planned to begin approximately December of 2017 and be completed in June of 2018.
The surrounding roads may be affected during construction. The City of Greeley would like to apologize for any inconvenience that this might bring and will notify the public when streets will be closed. We will work to maintain access to residences at all times.
This project will improve drainage by replacing/adding to aging and non-functioning storm sewer systems. The new storm drainage system will be capable of handling the more frequent rainfall events, improving drainage in the neighborhood and around the park.
This project is being funded by your stormwater fees; they will not be increased to pay for this work. Any possible future increases would be City wide and funds would be used for the entire stormwater program, not specifically for this project.
A City of Greeley Stormwater and Parks Project
StormwaterHeather Seitz, Project Manager Stormwater
ParksSarah Boyd, Project Manager Parks
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