Jaycee Park Raingarden

Overview

Clean Water, Land, and Legacy LogoThe City is partnering with the Dakota County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) to install a 600 square foot raingarden in the Jaycee Park parking lot. The raingarden will capture runoff from the parking lot and nearby ball field. Stormwater modeling predicts the raingarden with reduced sediment and phosphorus water pollution by 0.22 tons (or about 440 pounds) per year and 1.43 pounds per year respectively. The project is funded through City of Rosemount Stormwater Utility Fees and the Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment (Watershed Based Implementation Funds). The SWCD is managing grant funding, design, and construction oversight.

The garden will be planted with shrubs native to the state of Minnesota.

Latest Updates

  • November 23:
    • Raingarden inlets, or curb cuts, have been installed.
      • Water will flow into the curb cuts, then into the pretreatment turrets where sediment will be filtered out, and then into the raingarden.
    • Insulated thermal tarps are placed over the newly poured concrete curb cuts to prevent freezing while the concrete cures for several days to ensure strength.  
  • November 22:
    • Concrete curb has been removed in preparation for installation of raingarden inlet.
  • November 8:
    • Shrubs and mulch have been installed.
  • November 4: 
    • The basin is graded, edging is installed, and pretreatment turrets have been installed. 
    • The berm has been seeded and erosion control blankets installed.  
    • The pretreatment turrets will filter out large sediments and debris, protecting the raingarden from clogging in the future. 
  • November 3: 
    • Work started on November 2.  
    • Project is about 1/3 done.  
    • The underdrain and engineered soil media have been installed.    
  • October 27: 
    • Preconstruction meeting held.  
    • Work could begin as early as November 1.  
    • Work on Saturdays is allowed from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Schedule

  • Begin work - November, 2022
  • Substantial completion - November 20, 2022
  • Final site restoration - Spring, 2023

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  1. Jane Byron

    Storm Water Specialist

  2. Nick Egger

    Public Works Director