MOVING FORWARD: Greenwood Park Improvements

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Des Moines City Council moved forward with a plan to improve a city park Monday night.

The city plans to make more than $300,000 in improvements and repairs to two detention basins in Greenwood Park.

Greenwood is one of the city’s most popular parks, but each summer it is pond is overtaken by algae blooms that reduce recreation in and around it.

The majority of the cost of improvements will come from a grant from the DNR’s Resource Enhancement and Protection Program.

The Park and Recreation Department have been developing a plan to improve the watershed near the pond and hope to have the project complete by early 2014.

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