Aurelia Park Pond Project

The City of Blaine is partnering with the Coon Creek Watershed District (CCWD) to construct a new stormwater pond in the southwest corner of Aurelia Park. The pond is part of an ongoing effort by the City to enhance water quality in the area. This pond will act as a filter by allowing pollutants to settle, it will also provide water storage during high precipitation events, and enable stormwater to be used to water the park grass.

At the time your neighborhood was constructed, stormwater was not considered in the design of the neighborhoods. Since that time, concerns over the quality and quantity of the water flowing off the streets, sidewalks, driveways, and rooftops have emerged. Treatment practices are now required to be installed to help clean the water and provide storage capacity to help prevent flooding.

To construct this pond, some trees will be removed from the southwest corner of the park, but the project also includes planting replacement trees around the perimeter of the new pond and elsewhere in the park. The design team will leave as many existing trees as possible.

Proposed Plan

Aurelia Park Proposed Plan - 800x520

Proposed Plan Perspective

Aurelia Park Perspective - 800x520

Additional Project Information

Project Open House

The City held an open house for this project on April 29, 2021. For those who were not able to attend the open house the video of the meeting is now available.

legacy_logo-H_cmykProject Funding

The funding for this project is through a State of Minnesota Clean Water Land and Legacy Grant, city stormwater utility fund, and the CCWD.