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New Raingarden for Shoelace Park

228 th Street End Stormwater Capture System and Slope Stabilization,Shoelace Park

An exciting new project is underway in Shoelace Park that will help capture, redirect and integrate stormwater runoff into the park design, to improve conditions in the park and beautify the existing surroundings.  By capturing and absorbing water from the southern part of 228th Street, drainage and flooding issues on the pathway in the park will be reduced.  A raingarden in the park will use this excess water as a resource for sustaining the native plants. As a result of this project, this area of Shoelace Park will be transformed from an eroding and barren slope to a flower-filled and lush garden, to be enjoyed by neighbors and park visitors alike.

Construction of this new park feature is now underway.

PLEASE BEAR WITH US AS WE WORK TO IMPROVE
THE BRONX RIVER.

EXISTING CONDITIONS


RENDERING OF RAINGARDEN AND SLOPE

Funding for this project was provided by the Bronx River Watershed Initiative of the Long Island Sound Futures Fund, with additional design funding from the New York State Department of State’s Environmental Protection Fund.

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