The Wadsworth Park project is one of many collaborations between Onondaga County and the City of Syracuse Parks Department. The project consisted of removing the existing basketball court and adding an infiltration bed, with 3 bioretention basins which collect stormwater along Glenwood Avenue and Wolcott Avenue.
The bioretention basins is planted with various plant species that greatly improve the aesthetics of the park. At the same time, these plants assist in the infiltration and evaporation process of the captured rain water, preventing it from entering the combined sewer system. The amount of stormwater capture for this project is approximately 1,111,000 gallons annually.
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