Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Status Update: Lincoln Park South Pond
It doesn't look like much more than a mud hole now, but the $12 million renovation of Lincoln Park's South Pond is movng along. The project emptied the pond, dredged out all the muck, and removed the concrete and steel borders.
The pond will be deepened and the shoreline made more natural to attract wildlife. Apparently the pond as it was was too shallow to support much aquatic life, and concrete doesn't make much of a habitat unless you're a goose.
For people, a boardwalk will be installed and educational programs will highlight the pond ecosystem.