Creek Project Update and Feedback Request
Part of the long-term vision for the Pratt grounds includes daylighting the section of Woodard Creek that currently runs through a culvert under the parking area behind the museum building. This project is in the planning stages now so that it meshes with the site work plans for the capital project to build a new museum building. Opening up this 150 foot section of creek will make a dramatic change in visitor experience, providing stream-based education opportunities as well as benches and outdoor gathering spaces near the creek. Design considerations begin with handling both low and high water flows.
Watch the video to learn more about the project and the different configurations that the stream design may take.
We are currently seeking feedback on the design concept including the placement and type of drop structures (there is an 11′ elevation change over the length of the culvert), and the stream bed profile. We are also beginning to consider vegetation options. This video shows several possible structures and gives a sense of what they might look and sound like. We are collecting feedback on the concept through April 25th. Please send you comments to firstname.lastname@example.org, drop them by the museum, or mail to Pratt Museum, 3779 Bartlett Street Homer, AK 99603. Thank you.