Celebration Friday after Shoal Creek restoration completed


After four years, improvements to the area around Shoal Creek are completed — and it’s something the city wants to celebrate.

The Shoal Creek Restoration project began in 2014 to try to improve the water quality and reduce erosion between 15th and 28th streets. Crews added plants, stabilized slopes and built a bike path along Shoal Creek, which is dry for most of the year until heavy rains fill the area and sometimes overflow the banks.

Historic rains in 2015 delayed completion of the project, and it originally had a $6 million budget. Now that it is finished, people can go to Pease Park at 2175 Parkway on Friday, April 20, at 10:30 a.m. for a ceremony. There will be speakers and at the end people will toss wildflower seeds in the area.

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