Golden Valley Plans to Move SEA Playground for Flood Mitigation Project
Golden Valley officials and the Robbinsdale School District are working on a cooperative agreement to move a playground at the School of Engineering and Arts to help with flooding issues in the DeCola Ponds neighborhood.
Golden Valley wants to install an infiltration basin as part of an ongoing flooding mitigation project. This is just one of several project plans to reduce flooding in the area.
“What we’re trying to do here is create some new flood storage within Wildwood Park and the SEA school property and divert some of the stormwater into that area so that it’s not ending up into people’s homes,” explained Eric Eckman, environmental resources supervisor.
The SEA School-Wildwood Park flood storage project, is estimated to cost approximately $3,100,000. Based on the funding allocated in the 2020 bonding bill, the DNR will provide $1,300,000, and the city and its partners will provide a local match of $1,300,000 plus the remaining funding to complete the project.
There would be no special assessments for residents.