Roper Park Stream Stability Project
Roper Park is a 144 acre park located in Northwest Lincoln along Interstate 180 from Superior Street to Adams Street. The park features vast open park area with a disc golf course, playground, walking/biking trail, and picnic shelters. Lynn Creek, which flows through the park, is currently severely eroded and has very steep banks.
In order to restore the streambank of Lynn Creek and reduce erosion, the City of Lincoln Public Works and Utilities Watershed Division and EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. have begun the design phase of the Roper Park Stream Stability Project. The project involves bank stabilization to improve water quality and improve public health and safety. The design will consider numerous design options; including grade control structures, bridge abutment protection, channel reshaping, streambank toe stabilization, live planting bank stabilization, forestry management to reduce tree hazards, vegetative buffers along the creek, and bioretention areas. The project area is as shown on the figure to the right. Construction is expected in 2014.