Repairs Scheduled for
Bushnell Park Pond

The pond in Bushnell Park will be getting some much needed repairs in the coming weeks.  Because there is no natural water source, the pond becomes increasingly starved of oxygen and loaded with algae during the humid summer months.  On August 19th, the pond will be drained and repair work will begin, which includes cleaning some debris from the pond and installing new aerators and pumps, which will greatly help the movement and flow of water in the pond.  Other benefits of this work will include improving the ecological health of the pond by increasing oxygen levels, cooling water temps in summer, and decreasing algae growth.  This work will take 2-3 weeks and the pond should be filled again by Labor Day.