Project Update- May 2021
The Gallagher Park Concept Plan (20MB) project is complete. It will establish a 20-year vision for development and use of the area. There is currently no funding available for implementation of the concept plan.
In January 2021, to finalize the concept plan, an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report, along with a Site Location Study (SLS) report were completed. Through these reports, several concerns were identified that would impact the implementation of the concept plan should it receive funding, primarily seepage and drainage issues at the eastern areas of the park.
The City has initiated 2 projects, detailed below, to ensure the Gallagher Park site is ready should the concept plan receive funding:
This project will address the area along the eastern edge of the park that is continually boggy and wet. Investigations are currently underway to determine the best option. A timeline will be determined once an approach has been determined.
The area south of the Cloverdale Community League lease area is a low spot in the park and annually develops into a wet area during spring melt and during heavy rains. The area has been unofficially named "Lake Gallagher" due to the large amount of water that collects in this low area. Investigations are currently underway to determine how best to remediate this situation. A timeline will be determined once an approach has been determined.
Please check the website for updates on these 2 projects, including timing and construction impacts.