Drainage Issues Require New Fencing Inside Adair Dog ParkDecatur Metro | March 8, 2012 | 3:14 pm
I’ve received a few pictures already of two fences being erected on both sides of the drainage canal inside of Adair Park’s dog park. Decatur Active Living Asst. Director Cheryl Burnette was good enough to provide this explanation as to why it is necessary…
As many of the Adair Dog Park users may know, the park has had multiple drainage problems over the past year. There is a drainage channel running down the middle of the park through which rain run- off is directed. Part of the fence boundary runs across the bottom of the drainage. The bottom edge of the fence has been catching a lot of leaves, small limbs and other debris causing the water to be redirected to the east. When this occurs, the water floods the Historic Mary Gay House.
The best solution to this problem was to construct a fence on either side of the drainage channel with an opening at the south end of the park (the top of the hill) so that dogs and dog-owners would still be able to access both sides of the dog park. Leaving the space on either side of the channel was necessary to get equipment up the channel in the event that repairs are needed. Both sides of the park will still be accessible. This solution was a compromise to respond to the need to keep the channel open without reducing the size of the park.