Central Park Lake Interconnects

Scope of Work
During the period of May 17-24, 2009, the City experienced a storm event that resulted in many areas of the City receiving approximately 27 inches of rainfall. This resulted in significant flooding of homes and streets in the Laurel Creek drainage basin area of the City. In June 2009, the City Commission authorized a stormwater study to be performed by its stormwater consultant, CDM, to determine what improvements could be made to prevent future flooding incidences from occurring. As part of the study, CDM modeled the May storm along with lesser storm events (mean annual, 5, 10, 25, and 100 year/24 hour design storms) for the Laurel Creek area. The study recommended a two (2) phase approach to improve the drainage in this area. Phase I consisted of interconnecting the Central Park lakes 1-5 and Lake Park Circle pond with Central Park lake 4 along with connectivity to Laurel Creek. (View Map)

The interconnection of the Central Park lakes 4-5 on the north and south side of Hand Avenue were under construction with the Hand Avenue Improvement Project. The scope of work for the Central Park Lake Interconnects project included the construction of a 14' x 7' arched culvert on Hammock Lane and Division Avenue. These culverts provide for the interconnection of the lakes across Hammock Lane and Division Avenue. When complete, the interconnects will also accommodate canoe enthusiasts that wish to travel between all the Central Park lakes. (View project schedule and road closures)