The irrigation system in Henderson Park is approximately 30 years old and has undergone several repairs and retrofits over the years. Due to the age of the system, repairs and replacement of components will continue to increase and many components of the system are now outdated and parts are unavailable.
In 2015, and irrigation systems audit and assessment was completed and the report showed poor water distribution uniformity within the park, reduced water pressure due to old pipes and many issues with replacements and wiring. Replacement of the entire system is preferable as it will be more cost effective to replace the entire system at once compared to repair and replace in stages.
Irrigation replacement will take place only in Henderson Park and Demonstration Gardens. There will be no work done to Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens, Henderson Ice Rink, Spitz Stadium, Henderson Pool or Henderson Golf Course.
A portion of the north east parking lot (near the concession building) will be closed to the public for the duration of the project starting mid-October 2019 (weather permitting).
July 21, 2020 - Originally planned to include a summer break to accommodate major summer activities, this project is now ahead of schedule. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and the cancellation of all 2020 public events in Henderson Lake Park, construction has continued on the irrigation replacement and is anticipated to be complete by the end of 2020. With restrictions around public gatherings easing, and more events allowed to take place in and around the city, construction will continue in Henderson Lake Park.
The City is asking for patience and understanding from the public and park users as we work diligently to finish the park. The previous parking lot closure at the east end of the park is now open as the construction laydown area has been moved to the northern end of the west parking lot (along Mayor Magrath Drive). The south end of this lot will be open for public use throughout the duration of this project. Click here for a larger image of the map below.
November 18, 2019 - Parkside drive will be closed to east bound traffic from 28th Street to 34th Street South to facilitate installation of irrigation mainline pipe along the road edge. The parking lot adjacent to the playground will remain open. The closure is expected to be in effect from November 19-25, 2019, weather permitting.
November 12, 2019 - The northeast parking lot (near the concession pavilion) will be closed to public use for the next few weeks to facilitate construction laydown. The lot is expected to reopen by the end of the month, weather permitting.