The North East Trees crew that has been working on an ongoing watershed remediation project at Garvanza Park since the summer is hoping to be finished by this weekend.
Project foreman Robert Neuburger and his six men closed the trail that runs through the park on Monday, as they started working on an additional section of the recreation area.
“That was not part of our original scope of work, but we had a little bit of extra money so we’re doing the rest of the park,” Neuburger said. “We put in irrigation, mulch and seeded it with some grass. We also put in additional soil to make it more level so it’s not so bumpy.”
As on Patch, the project is an effort by the Bureau of Sanitation to better deal with rain water that flows down from the hills. The newly installed basins underneath the park’s soil can hold 1.1 million gallons of water, Neuburger said.
According to Neuburger, Garvanza Park will not be fully functional for several months, and the trail should be reopened sometime Friday afternoon.
Neuburger said, “We’re in a phase where we are trying to finish up, really. Basically, we’re trying to get out of here completely by Saturday. The fence will probably stay up until March, just so the grass can grow in a little bit better.”