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 Stream Improvements, Sheridan Boulevard to South Street
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 Bioretention Areas 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 from "A" to South Streets
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
Major features of this project include a "green" roof on the Animal Kingdom Building, bioretention and bioswale areas, permeable pavers and a rainwater cistern to collect roof runoff. Educational aspects of the project will be promoted through educational signage, an observation deck that will allow public viewing of the “green” roof, and an interactive educational area near the rainwater cistern.