The City of Calgary will be constructing two rain gardens in the community of Bridgeland/Riverside at the following City-owned locations:
- Riverside Park: Northeast corner of McDougall Road NE and 11 Street NE
- Murdoch Park: South of the Bridgeland-Riverside Community Centre parking lot.
For more details on this rain garden project, visit the Bridgeland/Riverside rain garden FAQ.
The benefits of rain gardens in Bridgeland/Riverside
Rain gardens help manage the level of sediment going into rivers from Calgary's drainage system, and are part of ourStormwater Management Strategy. For an example, see our recently constructed rain gardens in the community of Winston Heights-Mountview.
In communities where there is not sufficient land for larger-scale stormwater management technologies like wet ponds, building rain gardens is a great alternative. Rain gardens help absorb some of the stormwater and filter the pollutants before they reach the Bow River.
To learn more about rain gardens and how they work, visit Rain Gardens in Calgary.
Construction rescheduled for 2013
Throughout the spring and summer, residents met with the project team to learn more about stormwater and provide feedback into the conceptual design themes and view the final designs.
This summer, the bid that was received in response to the project construction tender did not meet the requirements of the project. To ensure we deliver a rain garden that meets the needs of the community while helping The City protect our water quality in a sustainable manner, the tender will be resubmitted during the spring of 2013.
We are committed to delivering rain gardens that are an attractive feature of the community, meet the needs of residents and help The City protect our rivers and wetlands. We thank the residents of Bridgeland/Riverside for their continued support of this important environmental initiative.
To receive project updates on the Bridgeland-Riverside rain gardens via email, please contact email@example.com.