Major sewer construction work that is set to begin next month will see the Little Farm, nearby picnic areas and a playground closed to the public between Oct. 1, 2013 and Feb. 28, 2014.
The work aims to improve safety and efficiency in the maintenance and operation of the Tilden Nature Area, according to the park which posted a news alert on its website.
For the five months that work is under way, the following areas will be closed: Tilden Little Farm; Indian Camp parking lot, picnic areas, play structure, and restroom (pedestrians will have access through the Indian Camp parking lot); and Big Leaf picnic area and restroom. The Environmental Education Center (EEC) is expected to remain open to walk-in visitors Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and interpretive programs will continue during this period.
Some Tilden Nature Area trails may also be closed or have alternate access. Detour signs will be posted.
Work will include removal or abandonment of existing sewer holding tanks, installation of gravity sewers and manholes, installation of a sewer lift station and force main with associated electrical work and installation of a 9,000 gallon holding tank to be located near the base of Canon Drive, the park reports.
Funding for this project, which amounts to nearly $1 million, was raised by the Measure WW bond passed in 2008 by over 72% of the vote in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
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