The 2012 Shoreline Restoration project at Brook Crossings includes repairing and stabalizing the eroded slope on the north side of the retention basin, spanning from the existing storm sewer outlet to a point approximately 60' west. The project consists of minor earthwork along the shoreline to create a more stable slope, involving removal of approximately ten (10) trees due to erosion in this area. As part of the restoration work, more than 10 new trees, native plant material, and erosion control matting will be installed by the Park District. For further details, click here to view the project map.
On May 24, 2011, staff conducted an Open House to discuss the concept plan for the bridge maintenance and stream bank stabilization project, click here and playground location, click here.
On Tuesday, June 14, 2011, staff hosted a Brook Crossings Public Site Meeting as a follow-up to the May 24, 2011 Open House. The purpose of the site meeting was to present refined conceptual plans for three projects proposed for the area.
Playground Development Project
Based on site analysis and community feedback provided at the meetings, the Park District will not proceed with the installation of a new playground at Brook Crossings. As identified at the meeting on June 14, the playground at Rose Hill Farms Park currently serves the area.
Stream Bank Stabilization Project
The Naperville Park District will not proceed with the Stream Bank Stabilization Project in 2011. Park District staff are currently exploring design and implementation alternatives.
As a next step, staff presented the project concept at the 2012 Capital Projects Open House event on August 11, 2011 to solicit community input. Based on the August 11, 2011 meeting, staff provided additional project information regarding the proposed project concept.
Bridge Stabilization Project
The purpose of the project is to repair the eroded channel adjacent to the bridge as well as perform maintenance on the bridge structure. The Park District will revise the project plans based on community feedback. The revisions will involve not removing any trees and will include expanding the turf grass area on the south side of the bridge, and installing native grasses along the slopes and adjacent to the bridge structure. The updated exhibit features the Bridge Stabilization Project limits.
The bridge maintenance project is currently under construction with completion by November 2011, weather permitting. Further updates regarding Brooks Crossing will be posted periodically at this location.