Work Continues On Caruth Park Stormwater Detention Project

Work continues on installing an underground detention structure to detain about 11 acre-feet of water under the existing field on the east side of Caruth Park. That equates to just over 3.5 million gallons. 

“At this point excavation is 75 percent complete, and about 70 percent of the boxes have been installed.  Remaining excavation will begin next week,” Steve Mace, University Park’s communications and marketing director, said Friday. “After that, the remaining boxes will be installed in phases.  We are still on schedule for project completion in November.  That includes, replacing the playing field turf and rebuilding the Hillcrest parking lot.”

Costs associated with the new structure, estimated at $4.6 million, will be funded through the city’s capital improvements program.

(Note: The photo has been updated)

Rachel Snyder

Rachel Snyder, deputy editor at People Newspapers, joined the staff in 2019, returning to her native Dallas-Fort Worth after starting her career at community newspapers in Oklahoma. One of her stories won first place in its category in the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in 2018. She’s a fan of puns and community journalism, not necessarily in that order. You can reach her at [email protected]

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