Doling Park Lake & waterway Improvements
Spring 2012-construction was completed. The lake has been restored with removal of accumulated sediment and new rock walls. A series of rain gardens and a wetland have been constructed on the south and east sides to catch and filter runoff from the park to protect water quality in the lake. The drainageway on the west side of the park has been reconstructed to address erosion.
Groundbreaking June 13th. Read News Release
Location: Doling Park
Objectives: This project provides much needed improvements to the natural environment of Doling Park by improving safety, water quality and aesthetics while focusing on sustainability and environmental protection of this historic park.
- Clean and enhance Doling Lake, replace the lake spillway and repair eroded banks and waterway to improve water quality and aesthetics
- Enhance pedestrian access with walkways and trails around the lake and to the park's Giboney Cave
- Protect lake water quality with a constructed wetland and rain garden
- Provide public education and interaction
Other Important Notes:
- Natural and native materials will be used
- Tree preservation and protection of the historic park will remain a priority
- The park and adjacent Merrell Cooper trail will remain open to the public at all times
- Public Works Stormwater Engineering
- Springfield-Greene County Parks Department
Assistance Provided By:
- Missouri Department of Conservation
- Tree City USA Citizens Advisory Committee
- 2006 County-wide Parks Sales Tax Lakes, Streams, and Waterways
- Funded in part by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act
Completion: Spring 2012
Design Engineer: Olsson Associates
City Project Engineer: Errin Kemper, 864-1876
Contractor: Carson-Mitchell, Inc.