Jim Hamm Pond Phase 3 Development
This project is now out to bid. We hope to have a contractor in place by early March with work scheduled to begin as soon as possible.
The piles of pond dredging material located at the park site will now be used for area ditch repair projects and only partially utilized for Hamm pond landscaping. Removal of the dirt stockpiles is now underway with topsoil stockpiles to remain for the landscape project.
This project is the final phase of the master planned project and will include the amenities noted on the Jim Hamm Pond Master Plan done in 1998. Some modifications will be made for budget and long term maintenance reasons, however the program intent will be provided. A new amenity, a natural play area, will also be included if budget allows. This amenity provides a simple play element for children in keeping with the natural area intent of a District Park.
Phase 3 will provide the following amenities as budget allows:
- Bird Pergola with interpretive panels
- Bird Blind
- Viewing area with a raised bench
- Trail along 17th Avenue
- Natural play area
- Landscaping and limited irrigation
A pond dredging project was done in the early spring 2013 and included a new pond outlet system. Dredging was managed by Engineering Services. For questions on that work, please contact Jon Robb at email@example.com.
The master plan has been marked up to better reflect work intended as part of the Phase 3 improvement project. Please be aware that this plan is somewhat conceptual in nature and is intended to show program elements and their general location only. This is not the construction plan. Please find that master plan at this link. Phase 3 Master Plan Work
The pond was drained in September 2013 to accommodate warranty work on the pond outlet structure. It will remain drained over the 2013/14 winter months to accommodate construction of the view deck. It will be refilled in the spring prior to irrigation season - mid April.
The following is a tentative schedule for the project:
||Spring & Summer 2014
If you have any questions, Please contact Paula Fitzgerald at 303-651-8448, or firstname.lastname@example.org.