Construction on the golf course is nearly complete, and the City’s contractor has partially demobilized from the site. The large pile of dirt leftover from excavating the new ponds has been removed, and the work staging area has been partially regraded and will be stabilized (covered or hydro-seeded) for the winter.
An additional 20 pink dogwood trees will be planted at various locations on the golf course. The new trees are primarily meant to improve player safety and reduce potential for miss-hit balls toward residences but also enhance the visual aesthetics. New photos of the project’s progress are available in the project’s photo gallery, including images of the new cart path. The ponds are beginning to fill with water (drainage from the adjacent streets and alleys) and will appear cloudy initially, but should clear up eventually when full.
The newly seeded portion of the course is coming in nicely. Because the new grass needs to be well established before opening the course up for play, these areas will be allowed to continue to establish over the winter and into spring. Golf play continues on the rest of the course, including temporary holes provided to retain the character of a full 18-hole course. More information about the project is available on the project webpage.
Work in the area northwest of the golf course continues for the North Wetmore Stormwater Separation Project. That work is roughly 50 percent complete and will continue into spring of 2019.