Thursday, September 25, 2014

Oakland Lake closed for at least a year

From the Queens Courier:

The Parks Department closed Oakland Lake Park in Bayside last week to begin a huge one-year construction project. The project will include the installation of stone swales (similar to bioswales), cleaning the drainage system and planting new native wetland plants, according to the Parks Department.

The $2.5 million project’s aim is to improve water quality by reducing the amount of sewage water seeping into the lake during rainstorms, but some park-goers believe that closing the whole section of the park is a drastic move and it will leave many in the community at a loss for recreational activities.


Anonymous said...

It's been one of your nicer kettle ponds in Queens.The park also doesn't tend to draw the vibrant, diverse soccer/cricket/ dirty diaper crowd.

Anonymous said...

A stone swale is not a bioswale.

Anonymous said...

Finally! it has been one of my favorite parks in Queens and for the last 5 years or more, probably, I've tried to walk the full trail, only to encounter puddles of mud and water that completely block out the road... Not to mention the pond in certain areas looked yucky

Anonymous said...

At least the turtles and fish will be safe.