The Creeks Division is now constructing the Oak Park Storm Water Infiltration Project. The existing asphalt parking lots, stage area, and picnic areas are being removed and replaced with permeable pavers, designed to help improve local creek and ocean water quality.
The project is designed to capture and treat polluted storm water and incidental runoff, and allow it to soak slowly into the ground. This will prevent pollutants like oil and auto fluids from leaking cars, metals, and nutrients from flowing into storm drains, which lead directly to our creeks and ocean untreated.
The first phase of the project included the Tennis Court parking lot (on Tallant Road), and was completed in October 2013.
The second phase of the project includes the main parking lot (on W. Alamar Avenue), stage area, and picnic areas. The main parking lot and stage area is expected to be completed by mid-November 2013, and the picnic area will be completed by mid-December.
Funding for this project has been provided in part through a grant agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board.