Antelope Park Water Quality Projects
The City of Lincoln Public Works and Utilities Watershed Division, the City of Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department, and the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District are implementing planned improvements to Antelope Park as part of the Antelope Creek Watershed Basin Master Plan. The project area includes several locations along the Rock Island Trail from Sheridan Boulevard to "A" Street, as well as locations in and around the Zoo.
The water quality features are designed to slow down stormwater and allow it to infiltrate the soil to remove contaminants before the stormwater reaches Antelope Creek. The features include bioretention cells and swales, pervious pavement, amended soils, green roof and a rainwater harvesting cistern. The project also includes educational components.
- Open House - May 2, 2013
- 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
- Auld Pavilion, Antelope Park
- Open House Invitation (353 K)
Antelope Park – Sheridan Boulevard to South Street
Stream Improvements Project
Key elements include grade stabilization structures to reduce the erosion in the stream, bio-retention areas to reduce flow and encourage stormwater to infiltrate into the ground, wetland enhancements, rain gardens and selective plantings to act as a buffer and filter stormwater before it reaches the stream.
Antelope Park – SW of 33rd and South
This project will consist of creating two bioretention areas that will treat and remove pollutants from water flowing through the area.
Antelope Park – "A" to South Streets
Stormwater Quality Improvement Project
This project aims to improve stormwater quality, reduce stormwater flow velocities, and provide environmental education opportunities for the general public.
Lincoln Children's Zoo
Water Quality and Educational Project
The purpose of this project is to reduce runoff and promote infiltration at the Lincoln Children's Zoo site in order to reduce pollution flowing into Antelope Creek, and also to educate the public about water quality.