An open house is set for Thursday, May 2 on proposed water quality improvement projects in Antelope Park between Sheridan Boulevard and the Lincoln Children's Zoo. The meeting is set for 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Auld Pavilion in Antelope Park. The project area includes several locations along the Rock Island Trail from Sheridan Boulevard to "A" Street, as well as locations in and around the Zoo.
The conceptual designs of water quality features will be displayed at the open house, and consultants will be available to answer questions. No formal presentations are planned. The water quality features are designed to slow down stormwater and allow it to infiltrate the soil to remove contaminants before the stormwater reaches Antelope Creek. The features include bioretention cells and swales, pervious pavement, amended soils, green roof and a rainwater harvesting cistern. The project also includes educational components.
Construction is scheduled for 2013 and 2014. The projects are funded by the City of Lincoln, the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality and the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District.
To reach the Auld Pavilion from South Street, go north on Memorial Drive. From "A" Street, take Memorial Drive south.