Enhancement Project # 2

The enhancement project for the area in front of our pond and parking strip is scheduled to begin at the end of August.  This area will be prepped and leveled, treated with a pre emergent weed control, barked with a medium dark bark and groupings of boulders of varying sizes will be brought in and placed for desired aesthetic appeal.  We will also be adding a small pedestrian paver path from the corner of parking strip to the black top trail as it is heavily used area during the summer months. The corner at the end of the pond parking strip that you first see when you drive down our entrance will have a small dry river bed added and column rocks placed to help distinguish and enhance our entrance.

We will also be doing some unseen but needed maintenance as well to this area with the installation of a small retaining wall along the first seven sections of fence that wrap the corner of the pond by the large drain.  This will prevent further damage to our chain link fence and debris from washing down into the pond as is happening now.  The small hill around the clean out man hole that houses our pond controls will also be regraded and one man rocks will be installed to keep mulch and debris from caving on the lid and provide a stable flat working area.  This work has long been requested and planned for, and we were able to budget for it this last year.   We look forward to this enhancement to our neighborhood.
By Carmelle

Pond Work

In the coming weeks we will drain the pond and the city will come in and make the needed repairs to our inlet pipes that are rusted out and failing. We believe this to be the cause of the lower water level preventing the operation of the fountain.  We are also taking advantage of the pond being empty to make other repairs to the circulation pipe that is over by the footbridge and other minor repairs that need to take place when the pond is empty.  We are waiting to hear from the city on actual start dates for this repair work to begin and it will need to be dry (no rain) for repairs to take place.  As soon as the repair is completed and the city signs off on it we will fill the pond back up and hope for one good day of rain to assist with that process.   We look forward to this repair being completed and our pond back to normal.

By Carmelle

National Night Out 2018

Tuesday August 7, 2018 is the National Night Out gathering.  Ice Cream will be served from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Pond Parking lot.  Last years turnout landed Woodlake on the City of University Place flyer.



By Carmelle