Edmond detention dedication set
Edmond’s recently-completed regional detention area will be dedicated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The detention area, located west of the railroad tracks, north of Hurd, is designed to take care of drainage problems in the downtown area.
“This project was crucial for the improvement of our downtown area and the future urban development,” said Councilman Charles Lamb.
The detention area covers 6 acres and cost $2.1 million. Money for the project came from sales tax revenue designated specifically for capital improvements and parks.
City leaders and elected officials, along with employees who played a role in making the detention area reality, will be on hand for the dedication facility.
The actual detention pond is surrounded by large sidewalks for a half mile, newly-planted trees and older trees that have been there for many years.
A bridge and grasses that blow like waving wheat in the Edmond wind covers over a large portion of the area.
There is livestock and a salvage lot off to the north. An oilfield pumping unit and storage units in need of painting are to the east. A heavily-lined creek runs through part of the six area and smaller homes are around three sides.
There is parking too. Eight spaces for anyone and two for handicapped drivers.
A different place for a walk. But definitely one more trail for Edmond residents.
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