Dickerson Park Zoo

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Project Updates
Construction was completed on October 1, 2011. The proposed project consisted of various stormwater and water quality improvements to the Dickerson Park Zoo. These improvements included:
  • A new 38-foot pedestrian bridge to replace the existing deteriorating structure.
  • 5 extended-detention water quality basins to remove pollutants from animal exhibits and improve water quality runoff to Pea Ridge Creek downstream.
  • Excavation for 2 rain gardens to improve water quality and act as an educational tool for Zoo visitors.
  • Construction of a new island within the existing lake to reduce bank erosion and provide an updated exhibit space for lemurs.
  • Various stormwater improvements consisting of berms, swales, and pipes to reduce flooding at several locations throughout the Zoo.
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Project Facts
  • City Inspector
    • Joe Hamp
  • City Project Engineer
    • Cody Marshall
      Email
      Ph: 417-864-1988
  • Completion
    • Fall 2011
  • Contractor
    • Herion Construction
  • Cost
    • $592,000
  • Design Engineer
    • Olsson Associates / Scott Engineering
  • Design Features:
    • Drainage improvements to reduce flooding
    • Lake bank stabilization and re-vegetation 
    • Rain gardens and water quality basins 
    • Replacement of pedestrian bridge over the creek
  • Funding Source
    • 2006 County-wide Parks Sales Tax Lake / Waterway Improvements
  • Location
    • Dickerson Park Zoo
  • Objectives
    • The objectives of this project are to improve lake water quality and aesthetics, improve stormwater runoff quality from animal exhibits and reduce flooding. The project will be phased to reduce the impact on the operation of the zoo.
  • Partners
    • Dickerson Park Zoo
    • Public Works Stormwater Engineering (internal link)
    • Springfield-Greene County Parks Department
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